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Cutleaf Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja lacera
About Cutleaf Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja lacera) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Castilleja lacera is a species of Indian paintbrush known by the common name cutleaf Indian paintbrush. It is native to California and southern Oregon, where it grows in grassy mountain and foothill habitat. This is an annual herb coated in glandular hairs and growing up to about 40 centimeters tall. It has linear and lance-shaped leaves up to 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence is made up of hairy green bracts and bright yellow pouched flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Green

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 11.9" - 91.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.32" - 2.45", Coldest Month: 25.4" - 52.7", Hottest Month: 46.5" - 76.3", Humidity: 0.45" - 26.55", Elevation: 21" - 9936"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Cut-leaved Owl's Clover, Foothill Owl's Clover

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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