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Western Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja occidentalis)

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Castilleja Occidentalis, or more commonly know as Western Indian Paintbrush, is a subshrub forb/herb of the genus Castilleja. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Castilleja Occidentalis or Western Indian Paintbrush's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Utah.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Castilleja
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Order: Scrophulariales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FAC+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 7(FAC) 8(FACU) 9(FAC+)


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