Castilleja parviflora var. olympica
Vasc. Pl. Pacif. N.W. 4: 317. 1959.
Herbs 1.2–3.2 dm. Leaves broadly lanceolate, rarely linear, margins plane, (0–) 3 (–5) -lobed, apex narrowly acute to acuminate; lobes spreading, linear to lanceolate, lateral lobes nearly as long as terminal. Bracts distally pink-purple, magenta, deep rose, or crimson, rarely white, 3–7-lobed; lobes lanceolate, arising near to above mid length. Calyces deep purple with magenta or light pink lobes, 13–20 (–28) mm; abaxial clefts 6.5–12 mm, adaxial 7–15 mm, lateral 2–8 mm, 10–35% of calyx length; lobes narrowly triangular, apex acute to obtuse. Corollas 12–20 (–25) mm; tube 8.5–19 mm; beak exserted, (5.5–) 7–9 (–11) mm; abaxial lip green; teeth green.
Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Dry to moist meadows, forest openings, ridges, subalpine to lower alpine.
Elevation: 1000–1600 m.
Variety olympica is essentially endemic to the upper elevations of the Olympic Mountains, in northwestern Washington, though a handful of collections from high elevations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, are also referable to this form.
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