Castilleja parviflora var. albida

White Small-Flowered Paintbrush

Upright, sticky below flower head, entire plant turning black as it dies. Stems clustered, glistening with glands. Leaves oval to lance-shaped, divided into 3–5 lobes; leaves from midstem up to 1/8 in. wide. Flowers very small, yellowish green to green with purple edges, hidden by dull yellow to whitish 3- to 5-lobed bracts. Grows in alpine meadows and rocky slopes.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine
  • Found In: N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes