Castilleja neglecta

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

Castilleja affinis subsp. neglecta (Zeile) Chuang & Heckard

The Tiburon paintbrush or Tiburon Indian paintbrush (Castilleja neglecta syn. for Castilleja affinis subsp. neglecta) is an endangered taxon of flowering plant in the family Orobanchaceae. It is endemic to the San Francisco Bay Area in California in the United States, where it occurs in Marin, Napa, and Santa Clara Counties.[1]

This plant is listed as threatened by the state of California[2] and endangered by the United States government.[3][4]


This plant is a perennial herb with a bristly green and purplish stem 15 to 60 centimeters tall. The lance-shaped leaves are 2 to 4 centimeters long and lobed or not. The inflorescence is up to 2.5 centimeters wide and has bracts in shades of yellow, sometimes to pink or reddish orange. The flowers are roughly 2 centimeters long and vary from green to purple with red or yellow margins.[5]

The plant grows on serpentine soils below 300 meters in elevation.[5]

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  1. ^ Castilleja affinis ssp. neglecta. NatureServe. 2012.
  2. ^ State and Federally Listed Endangered, Threatened, and Rare Plants of California. Archived 2015-06-21 at the Wayback Machine California Department of Fish and Wildlife. July, 2013.
  3. ^ Tiburon paintbrush (Castilleja affinis ssp. neglecta). Species Profile. United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
  4. ^ Castilleja affinis subsp. neglecta). USDA PLANTS.
  5. ^ a b Castilleja affinis ssp. neglecta. The Jepson Manual eFlora 2012.

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