Indian Paintbrush

danieldumont(9, Bay Area)November 14, 2012

Does anyone know where you can either buy seeds or plants (in the Bay Area) for Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja affinis).


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Hi -- Did you ever find these? I see that Seedville has the seeds for sale on

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 9:24AM
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I don't know where to find seed, but I did want to mention that I believe the plant is partially parasitic to tree roots (oak, I think), I have to wonder how easily they can be grown from seed or successfully grown to maturity without this host. Just a thought.

Good luck in your endeavor, and if you find more information or achieve success, please post a follow-up.


    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 12:30PM
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I think you might be thinking of the "Indian Pipe" plant(Monotropa uniflora) which is myco-heterotroph, that is, it is parasitic to the fungi that live on tree roots.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 1:05AM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Don't know about that species but the Castilleja we have in the east is a hemiparasite of grasses. Squaw root is a parasite of oaks.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 11:14AM
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Native American Seed should have Indian Paintbrush seeds.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 9:52PM
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