Castilleja brevistyla

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Castilleja brevistyla
Castilleja brevistyla.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Orobanchaceae
Genus: Castilleja
Species: C. brevistyla
Binomial name
Castilleja brevistyla
(Hoover) T.I.Chuang & Heckard

Castilleja brevistyla is a species of Castilleja (Indian paintbrush) known by the common name shortstyle Indian paintbrush.

It is endemic to California, where it grows on the grassy mountain slopes surrounding the San Joaquin Valley.


This annual herb grows up to about 40 centimeters tall with linear leaves each a few centimeters long. The inflorescence has bracts tipped in pink or reddish purple. Between the bracts appear pouched, fuzzy purplish or pink flowers.

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