Castilleja sessiliflora Pursh
Family: Orobanchaceae
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Castilleja: named for Professor Domingo Castillejo, an instructor of botany at Cadiz, Spain
Plants: erect, perennial, 5"-12" tall forb, softly hairy; stems clustered, very leafy, usually unbranched
Leaves: alternate; divided past the middle into 3 spreading, linear lobes
Flowers: yellow to whitish with a greenish bract similar to, but smaller than the leaves; 5-parted, curved petals longer than the bracts, upper lip covering the 4 stamens, lower lip much shorter, both lips only slightly flaring, the tube long and slender; inflorescence a 1"-2", dense, terminal spike; blooms May-July
Fruits: oval capsule
Habitat: dry; prairies, hillsides; in limy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Christopher Noll  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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James R. Sime  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Marcie O'Connor  
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