genus Castilleja


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Noun1.genus Castilleja - genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grassesgenus Castilleja - genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Scrophulariaceae, figwort family, foxglove family, Scrophulariaceae - a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
painted cup, Indian paintbrush - any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts
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The genus Castilleja. Photo sets for a large number of species and varieties, with text commentary about each taxon.
The genus Castilleja (Scrophulariaceae), commonly known as Indian paintbrush, is a group of hemiparasitic root parasites, many of which are able to parasitize an enormous range of angiosperm taxa (Heckard 1962).
Indian paintbrushes, part of the genus Castilleja, were early arrivals, he notes.