Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 592. Mentioned on page 591.

Herbs (0.3–)1–3 dm. Leaves linear, thin, flexible, 0.8–4 cm. Inflorescences: bracts linear, shorter than or ± equal to flowers. Calyces 7–11 mm; abaxial and adaxial clefts 3–6 mm, 45–75% of calyx length. Corollas light to bright yellow, 14–26 mm; tube 13–22 mm. Anthers: proximal pollen sac to 1/3 length of distal.

Phenology: Flowering (Mar–)Apr–Jul(–Aug).
Habitat: Vernal pools, moist ground.
Elevation: 0–2100 m.


Variety campestris is widespread from central California to east-central Oregon, but much of its vernal pool and wet meadow habitat has been lost to agricultural development.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

J. Mark Egger +, Peter F. Zika +, Barbara L. Wilson +, Richard E. Brainerd +  and Nick Otting +
(Bentham) T. I. Chuang & Heckard +
Orthocarpus campestris +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
0–2100 m. +
Vernal pools, moist ground. +
Flowering (Mar–)Apr–Jul(–Aug). +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Euchroma +  and Oncorhynchus +
Castilleja campestris var. campestris +
Castilleja campestris +
variety +