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|Family: Orobanchaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Castilleja||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Castilleja wightii Elmer
Habit: Perennial herb 30--80 cm, much-branched proximal to inflorescence, (yellow-)green tinged +- purple, densely long-bristly and glandular-sticky, hairs simple. Stem: short, leafy axillary shoots present, many, proximal to inflorescence. Leaf: 20--60 mm, generally crowded, lanceolate to +- ovate; lobes 0--3. Inflorescence: 5--20 cm; bracts 10--25 mm, lobes 3, bright red to yellow. Flower: calyx 15--28 mm, divided 1/3--1/2 abaxially and adaxially, 1/8--1/4 on sides, lobes acute or rounded; corolla 20--30 mm, beak 1--2 × tube, adaxially shaggy-hairy, margins +- red to +- yellow, lower lip 2 mm, dark green, included; stigma slightly 2-lobed. Fruit: 10--15 mm. Seed: 2 mm; coat deeply netted, most walls ladder-like. Chromosomes: 2n=24,48.
Ecology: Coastal scrub; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: c&s NCo, n CCo, SnFrB. Flowering Time: Mar--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax, T.I. Chuang & Lawrence R. Heckard
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Castilleja tenuis
Next taxon: Chloropyron
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax, T.I. Chuang & Lawrence R. Heckard 2017. Castilleja wightii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=18332, accessed on February 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 19, 2017.