IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Castilleja pilosa subsp. jusselii (Eastwood) Munz C. psittacina (Eastwood) Pennell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 645. Mentioned on page 643, 646.

Stems: hairs spreading, ± wavy or curly, soft, (0.4–) 0.8–1.3 (–1.5) mm. Leaf lobes widely spreading to ascending-spreading. Inflorescences (2–) 3.5–15 cm; bracts proximally green, sometimes pinkish, reddish-brown, or light purple with margins or distal portions pale-yellow or whitish, (3–) 5 (–9) -lobed; lobes spreading to erect, medium length to long, arising near to above mid length. Calyces (11–) 14–28 mm; abaxial and adaxial clefts 5–7 mm, 45–50% of calyx length, lateral 5–7 mm, 45–55% of calyx length; lobes narrowly lanceolate. Corolla beaks 3–5 mm; abaxial lip green, sometimes pink or pale-yellow, 3.5–8 mm, 70–100% as long as beak; teeth green, white, pink, buff, or pale-yellow. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering May–Aug.
Habitat: Sagebrush steppes, rocky slopes, ridges, seasonally moist meadows or pools, conifer forests, montane to subalpine.
Elevation: 500–2000(–3500) m.

Discussion

Variety pilosa is found in sagebrush steppes and communities in the surrounding mountains from northeastern California through much of eastern Oregon, and northwestern Nevada. The inflorescences are almost always pale yellowish white when young and often turn dull reddish purple with age, especially proximally. This variety is sometimes confused with the high-elevation species Castilleja nana; it can usually be distinguished by the absence of blackish patches on the sides of the corolla tube, which are present in C. nana.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"medium" is not a number.

pale-yellow +, pink +  and green +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Rounded (?) +, Acute (?) +, Obtuse (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
J. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd +  and Nick Otting +
(S. Watson) Rydberg +
Orthocarpus pilosus +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
not +, leathery +  and fleshy +
wavy-margined +
light purple;reddish-brown;light purple;reddish-brown;pinkish;green +
(3-)5(-9)-lobed +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
proximally whitish +  and pale green distally green whitish pink or yellowish +
2-lobed +, lobed +  and tubular +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (2.8 cm28 mm <br />0.028 m <br />) +
taprooted;fibrous-rooted or rhizomatous +
fleshy +  and woody +
subequal +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
purple +, pink +, red +, orange +, yellow +, white +, green +  and pale greenish +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br />) +
whitish +  and pale-yellow +
Calif. +, Nev. +  and Oreg. +
500–2000(–3500) m. +
spreading-hairy +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Sagebrush steppes, rocky slopes, ridges, seasonally moist meadows or pools, conifer forests, montane to subalpine. +
0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
straight +  and curved +
stipitate-glandular +
curly +  and wavy +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
axillary +  and terminal +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
spiral +, whorled +, alternate +  and opposite +
5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
green +  and purple +
deciduous +
basal +  and cauline +
linear;lanceolate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
arising +, spreading +  and erect +
3 +, 2 +  and 4 +
lanceolate +
subequal +
short to long +
0-5(-7)-lobed +, plane +  and more or less wavy +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering May–Aug. +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Mem. New York Bot. Gard. +
20 +  and 100 +
trapezoidal +, oblong-ovoid +, pyramidal +  and ovoid +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
non-secund +  and secund +
elongate +
subequal +
unbranched +  and branched +
aerial +  and subterranean +
ascending +  and erect +
several;many +
not fleshy +
2-lobed +  and entire +
Castilleja pilosa subsp. jusselii +  and C. psittacina +
Castilleja pilosa var. pilosa +
Castilleja pilosa +
variety +
pale-yellow +, buff +, pink +, white +  and green +
shallow;deep +
reduced +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +