Castilleja cusickii

Cusick's Paintbrush

Clump, all parts covered with very small hairs. Stems many, unbranched. Leaves numerous, upward-pointing, lance-shaped, with 3–7 slender lobes. Yellow or occasionally pale violet bracts and calyces, lobes rounded. Flower with whitish lobes about 1–1 1/2 in. long hidden in calyx of same length. Grows in moist granitic meadows at mid and high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--20 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Meadow
  • Found In: Wallowas
  • Native: Yes