variants or less commonly Castilleia
: a large genus of root-parasitic herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) abundant in western North America and characterized by irregular hooded flowers in dense spikes usually with brightly colored bracts see indian paintbrush

Word History


New Latin, irregular (influence of Spanish -eja, diminutive suffix) from Juan Castillo y López

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“Castilleja.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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