Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng.
Family: Orobanchaceae
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Etymology: Castilleja: named for Professor Domingo Castillejo, an instructor of botany at Cadiz, Spain
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 5"-24" tall forb, more or less hairy, usually unbranched; partially parasitic
Leaves: alternate, main leaves can be undivided or divided into 3-5 segments
Flowers: greenish to yellow with scarlet (occasionally yellow/orange), 3-5-lobed bract, 5-parted, tubular-shaped, upper lip sharply triangular covering the 4 stamens, lower lip much shorter and only slightly flaring, the tube long and slender; inflorescence a 1 1/2"-2 1/2", dense, terminal spike becoming 4"-8" long in fruit; blooms May-Aug.
Fruits: oval capsule
Habitat: dry, moderate moisture to wet; prairies, meadows; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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