[Paintbrushes: The Genus Castilleja East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Glandular Paintbrush, Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush

Castilleja glandulifera

Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera

Glandular paintbrush as seen on Lookout Rock, Monument Rock Wilderness..........August 2, 2011.

Characteristics:

Glandular paintbrush is a perennial wildflower with clustered, erect or ascending stems arising 10-40 cm from a woody base. The angled stems may be simple or branched, and are strongly glandular-hairy. The lower leaves are linear-lanceolate in shape with entire margins while the upper leaves are wider with a pair of short lateral lobes.

The bracts and calyces are pale to deep yellow, or occasionally a dull orange-red color. The sticky bracts have 1-2 pairs of lateral lobes and are usually shorter than the flowers. The calyx is 15-20 mm long, roughly equally parted above and below, the lateral segments again parted 2-6 mm into lanceolate segments. The corolla is 20-25 mm long, the hairy galea about 2/3 as long as the tube and about 5 times longer than the dark green, thickened, and incurved lower lip.


Habitat:

Glandular paintbrush is limited to dry, rocky or gravelly slopes at moderate to high elevations in the mountains.


Range:

Glandular paintbrush is found in the Blue and Wallowa Mts. of eastern Oregon.


Inflorescence of Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera - Floral parts of Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera

Dorsal view of the calyx of Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera - Lateral view of the calyx of Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera - Close-up of the corolla of Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera

Additional close-up photos of glandular paintbrush as seen on Lookout Rock, Monument Rock Wilderness..........August 2, 2011. The uppermost photos show close-ups of the inflorescence and floral parts. The lower left photo shows a dorsal view of the calyx. The lower middle photo shows a lateral view of the calyx. The lower right photo shows a close-up of the corolla tube.

Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera

Glandular paintbrush blooming at the base of a krummholtz subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) and possibly parasitic on the shrubby penstemon (Penstemon fruticosus var. fruticosus) that divides the two clumps of the paintbrush. Photographed at about 8500' on the east side of Strawberry Mountain, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness............August 18, 2011.

Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera - Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera

Glandular paintbrush blooming on rocky slopes at a pass along the trail about one mile northeast of High Lake, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness..........July 17, 2013.

Glandular Paintbrush, Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera

Glandular paintbrush fading out of bloom on open slopes between the Bonney Lakes, Eagle Cap Wilderness.......August 12, 2018.

Stem leaf of Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera -

Close-ups of an upper stem leafand the inflorescence of glandular paintbrush, photographed at Dixie Butte Lookout, Malheur N.F..........July 4, 2002.

Narrow-leaved Paintbrush, Wyoming Paintbrush, Wyoming Indian Paintbrush: Castilleja linariifolia (Synonym: Castilleja linariaefolia, Castilleja linariifolia var. omnipubescens, Castilleja linearis, Castilleja trainii) and Gland Indian Paintbrush, Sticky Paintbrush: Castilleja glandulifera

Narrow-leaved paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia) and gland paintbrush on sagebrush slopes around Table Rock, Monument Rock Wilderness..........August 3, 2011.

Paul Slichter