Castilleja schizotricha

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Castilleja schizotricha
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Orobanchaceae
Genus: Castilleja
C. schizotricha
Binomial name
Castilleja schizotricha

Castilleja schizotricha is a species of Indian paintbrush known by the common name splithair Indian paintbrush.

It is endemic to the Klamath Mountains of northwestern California southwestern Oregon. It grows in rocky soils in temperate coniferous forests.


Castilleja schizotricha is a perennial herb and wildflower growing not more than about 15 centimeters tall and coated thickly in light-colored hairs, giving it a gray or white color.

The woolly inflorescence is made up of layers of dusty red or pink bracts. Between the bracts emerge pouched dull reddish flowers.

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