Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual or biennial, ± hairy, usually simple, 2–6 dm; principal cauline lvs very diverse, entire to commonly 3–5-cleft, with linear or oblong segments, the terminal one usually the largest; spike dense, 4–6 cm, elongating to 1–2 dm in fr; bracts wholly or mostly scarlet (rarely yellowish), commonly deeply 3-lobed, occasionally 5-lobed, cal 17–25 mm, thin, often ± scarlet, deeply divided into lateral halves, each half widened distally and the summit broadly rounded to truncate or barely emarginate; cor greenish-yellow, 21–27 mm, little longer than the cal, the minute lower lip less than a third as long as the galea; 2n=48. Meadows, moist prairies, and damp sandy soil; Mass. to Ont. and Man., s. to S.C., Miss., and Okla. May–Aug.

  • Common Names

    painted cup