Local name Purple paint brush. Family = Orobancaceae, moved from Scrophulariaceae. Common on chak at Cedar Ridge Preserve.
Local name Lemon paint brush. Family = Orobancaceae, moved from Scrophulariaceae. Common on chlk at Cedar Ridge Preserve.
San Diego County, California, US
Castilleja, commonly known as Indian paintbrush or prairie-fire, is a genus of about 200 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants native to the west of the Americas from Alaska south to the Andes, northern Asia, and one species as far west as the Kola Peninsula in Siberia. These plants are classified in the broomrape family, Orobanchaceae (following major rearrangements of the order Lamiales starting around 2001; sources which do not follow these reclassifications may place...