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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Castilleja coccinea   FAMILY Orobanchaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Castilleja coccinea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-28-001:
Castilleja coccinea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Indian Paintbrush, Scarlet Indian Paintbrush


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caco17_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm060429_198

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm060429_223

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk288_a

May        

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_199

May    Haywood-Jackson Counties    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

The tubular corollas are greenish-yellow, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_202

May    Haywood-Jackson Counties    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Usually a solitary unbranched hairy stem from a rosette of basal leaves, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_204

May    Haywood-Jackson Counties    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm160503_222

May    Haywood-Jackson Counties    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Stem leaves often deeply and irregularly lobed, basal leaves mostly entire, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_coccinea_7880

May    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_coccinea_7888

May    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Kevin Adams    kcacastillejacoccinea_38

May        NC

Nantahala National Forest

Greenish-yellow flowers in terminal spikes subtended by red leaf-like bracts, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_castilleja_coccinea

May        

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Tim Spira    tps_ccoccinea6

May        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Castilleja coccinea   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Castilleja coccinea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-28-001:
Castilleja coccinea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

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Forb
Annual/Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC Mtns & Piedmont, rare elsewhere in our area

Habitat: woodlands, fens, barrens, rock outcrops, prairies, hay meadows, wet pastures, grassy openings, usually over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Red bracts, yellow corolla
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx, each side completely fused
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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