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Castilleja lemmonii
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Castilleja
Species:
lemmonii
Synonyms

Castilleja culbertsonii
Castilleja lassenensis

Castilleja lemmonii is a species of Indian paintbrush known by the common name Lemmon's Indian paintbrush or meadow paintbrush.

It is native to the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascade Range in California, and just into western Nevada. It grows in moist meadows.

Castilleja lemmonii meadow paintbrush group
Castilleja lemmonii, group of deep purple-pink plants in meadow

Description

Castilleja lemmonii is a perennial herb 10 to 20 centimeters tall coated in glandular hairs. The leaves are 2 to 4 centimeters long and linear to narrowly lance-shaped.

Castilleja lemmonii Lemmons paintbrush flowerhead detail
Closeup of Castilleja lemmonii inflorescence, pink bracts & small yellow, stamen-tipped flowers

The inflorescence is made up of many purple- or pink-tipped greenish bracts. Between the bracts appear small yellowish flowers.

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