Scrophulariaceae
Castilleja glandulifera

Sticky Paintbrush

Cluster from woody base, upper plant covered with sticky glands. Stems erect, lower section hairy. Leaves 1/2–2 in. long, lance-shaped, whole or divided with 2 lobes. Flower bracts and calyces are lobed, yellow or soft red. Flower to 1 in. long, with narrow yellow or purplish edges, lower lip dark green. Grows in sandy granite soils at 6500–10,000 ft. Similar C. viscidula is smaller; bracts and calyces usually yellowish green, can be pink, orange, or reddish; flower lower lip reduced to small pouch, with 3 teeth turned inward.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--15 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens, Blue Mountains
  • Native: Yes