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Castilleja linariaefolia - Benth.

Common Name Wyoming Indian Paintbrush
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry plains and hills, usually with sagebrush, and in hills to 3,000 metres[60].
Range South-western N. America.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Castilleja linariaefolia Wyoming Indian Paintbrush


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Castilleja linariaefolia Wyoming Indian Paintbrush

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Castilleja linariaefolia is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Flowers[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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Leprosy

Treats skin diseases, kidney disorders and leprosy[155]. A decoction of the plant has been used in the treatment of excessive menstrual discharge and other menstrual difficulties, and also to prevent conception[257]. A decoction of the leaves has been used during pregnancy in order to keep the baby small and thus lead to an easier labour[257]. The root is cathartic[257]. A decoction has been used as a blood purifier[257]. When taken over a long period of time, a decoction of the root is said to be an effective treatment for venereal disease[257]. The plant has been used to treat stomach aches[257].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

The state flower of Wyoming[60]. 60

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Plant Propagation

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Benth.

Botanical References

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Readers comment

duke   Tue Feb 21 2006

this is a alright page all you need is pictures

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