Castilleja schizotricha

Splithair Paintbrush

Erect stems in small cluster from woody base, white with woolly branched hairs. Leaves to 3/4 in. long, linear to lance-shaped, entire or 3-lobed. Flower spike 1–3 in. tall. Bracts pinkish or reddish purple, with 3 rounded lobes. Calyx deeply divided, upper 1/2 of flower deep red, with pistil extended outward. Rare. Grows on decomposed granite, marble, at high elevations in Siskiyou Mountains.

  • Rarity: Endemic
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--6 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes