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Castilleja attenuata
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Castilleja
Species:
attenuata

Castilleja attenuata is a species of Indian paintbrush, known by the common names valley tassels and attenuate Indian paintbrush.

It is native to western North America from British Columbia, through California, to Baja California, where it grows in grasslands and open woodland habitats.

Description

Castilleja attenuata is an annual herb growing up to about 50 centimeters tall. The leaves are linear in shape and several centimeters long.

The inflorescence has three-lobed bracts with yellow or white tips. Between the bracts emerge fuzzy white flowers dotted with purple and yellow.

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