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Castilleja chromosa

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Distribution: Throughout the Great Basin from Oregon to New Mexico. It occurs in San Juan County, New Mexico as far south as the Bisti area.

Discussion: Castilleja chromosa is the most common paintbrush throughout the low country of southeastern Utah and western Colorado and is one of the most common paintbrush species in northern San Juan County, New Mexico. It is not a rare plant.

Information Compiled By: Paul Knight, 1997

Photo credits in header Peniocereus greggii var. greggii © T. Todsen,
Lepidospartum burgessii © M. Howard, Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta © R. Sivinski
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