Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 588.
Herbs 1–2.5(–3.5) dm. Stems usually branched. Leaves linear to lanceolate, sometimes ovate, 1.3–4.1 cm, 0–3(–5)-lobed, apex narrowly acute to acuminate. Inflorescences 3–8 × 2–5 cm; bracts distally usually red to red-orange or scarlet, 3(–5)-lobed, apex acute to acuminate. Calyces green, sometimes yellow, with red lobes, sometimes with a yellow band below lobes, 18–25 mm; abaxial and adaxial clefts 13 mm, 50% of calyx length, lateral 5–8 mm, 30% of calyx length; lobe apex acute to obtuse. Corollas 34–41 mm; tube 17–22 mm; beak 14–15 mm. 2n = 48.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Dry rocky volcanic slopes, open conifer forests, subalpine.
Elevation: 2100–2800 m.


Variety applegatei is restricted to volcanic substrates in the higher elevations of the Cascade Range in south-central Oregon between Crater Lake and Newberry Crater.

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Lower Taxa


AuthorJ. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd + and Nick Otting +
AuthorityFernald +
DistributionOreg. +
Elevation2100–2800 m. +
HabitatDry rocky volcanic slopes, open conifer forests, subalpine. +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering Jun–Aug. +
Publication titleErythea +
Publication year1898 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V17/V17 1027.xml +
Special statusEndemic +
SynonymsEuchroma + and Oncorhynchus +
Taxon familyOrobanchaceae +
Taxon nameCastilleja applegatei var. applegatei +
Taxon parentCastilleja applegatei +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 17 +