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Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn. ssp. affinis
coast Indian paintbrush

General Information
Symbol: CAAFA2
Group: Dicot
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
CAAFC Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn. var. contentiosa (J.F. Macbr.) Bacig.
CAAFI Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn. ssp. insularis (Eastw.) Munz
CACA51 Castilleja californica Abrams
CADO4 Castilleja douglasii Benth.
CADOI Castilleja douglasii Benth. ssp. insularis (Eastw.) Pennell
CAIN25 Castilleja inflata Pennell
CAWI5 Castilleja wightii Elmer
CAWIA Castilleja wightii Elmer ssp. anacapensis (Dunkle) Pennell
CAWII Castilleja wightii Elmer ssp. inflata (Pennell) Munz
CAWIR Castilleja wightii Elmer ssp. rubra Pennell


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Scrophulariales
Family Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Genus Castilleja Mutis ex L. f. – Indian paintbrush
Species Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn. – coast Indian paintbrush
Subspecies Castilleja affinis Hook. & Arn. ssp. affinis – coast Indian paintbrush

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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