CPC Plant Profile: Downy Indian-paintbrush
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Downy Indian-paintbrush (Castilleja puberula)

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  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Orobanchaceae
  • State: CO
  • Nature Serve ID: 146545
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 10/31/2018

Linear, alternate leaves to 1.2 in. long, entire or with a pair of lateral lobes on upper leaves. Stem and bracts wolly-hairy, can be reddish. Inflorescence yellow. 

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  • 01/29/2019

Seeds from two populations were collected in 2018. A portion of the collections is held at NLGRP for long-term backup storage, and a portion is held at the Gardens for research purposes and long-term storage. 

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Taxon Castilleja puberula
Authority Rydb.
Family Orobanchaceae
CPC Number 14131
ITIS 33162
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Castilleja puberula
Distribution Colorado with a recent disjunct population found in Montana. 
State Rank
State State Rank
Colorado S2S3

Tundra above treeline

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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