Castilleja exserta

Height: Up to 16"

Leaves: 2" long and thread-like. They are green to purple. They are also hairy.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to May. The flowers are 1 1/4" long in dense spikes. Both the upper and lower lips are purple and the lower lips have yellow or white tips. The bract, or modified leaves are reddish-purple, have 5 to 7 lobes and are 1" long.

Form/Habitat: 1,500' to 4,500'. Found on mesas, slopes and open areas in ponderosa pine forests and poppy fields.

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