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Castilleja applegatei ssp martinii 1

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Orobanchaceae
Tribus: Pedicularideae
Genus: Castilleja
Species: Castilleja applegatei
Subspecies: C. a. subsp. disticha – C. a. subsp. martini – C. a. subsp. pallida – C. a. subsp. pinetorum

Castilleja applegatei Fernald

Castilleja applegatei var. applegatei
Castilleja brooksii Eastw.
Castilleja dolichostylis Eastw.
Castilleja excelsa Eastw.
Castilleja hoffmannii Eastw.
Castilleja trisecta Greene


It is native to the western United States.

Erythea; a Journal of Botany, West American and General. Berkeley, CA 6:49. 1898


International Plant Names Index. 2017. Castilleja applegatei. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 04 2017.
The Plant List 2013. Castilleja applegatei in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Oct. 04. 2017. Castilleja applegatei. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: O4 Oct. 2017.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Castilleja applegatei in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Applegate's Indian paintbrush

Castilleja applegatei is a species of Castilleja known by the common names Applegate's Indian paintbrush and wavyleaf Indian paintbrush.

It is native to the western United States. It is a short perennial with sticky, wavy-edged leaves, which are divided closer to the top of the plant.[1] It bears bright, showy paintbrush-shaped inflorescences of small red[1] to yellowish-red tubular flowers.

Like other species of Indian paintbrush, it is a root parasite, feeding off plants such as sagebrush.[1] Although it can survive without parasitizing other plants, individuals which take a host grow faster and larger.

There are five subspecies. They are variable in appearance but distinguishable from other Castilleja species by the wavy margins and stickiness of the leaves.

Taylor, Ronald J. (1994) [1992]. Sagebrush Country: A Wildflower Sanctuary (rev. ed.). Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Pub. Co. p. 58. ISBN 0-87842-280-3. OCLC 25708726.

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