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Indian Paintbrush

Posted by danieldumont 9, Bay Area (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 14, 12 at 20:19

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


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RE: Indian Paintbrush

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

http://www.amazon.com/INDIAN-PAINTBRUSH-Castilleja-Indivisa-Flower/dp/B004YRD55W


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RE: Indian Paintbrush

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)...so, 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.

David


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RE: Indian Paintbrush

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.


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RE: Indian Paintbrush

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.


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RE: Indian Paintbrush

Native American Seed should have Indian Paintbrush seeds.


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