Castilleja raupii Pennell
Raup's paintbrush (Raup's paintbrush)
Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape family)
(Previously in Scrophulariaceae)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Virginia Skilton     (Photo ID #30133)


E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Castilleja raupii
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Species Information

Perennial herb from a somewhat woody stem-base; stems 1 to several, clustered, erect or ascending, 20-50 cm tall, slender, simple or branched above, green or purplish, sparsely hairy below, minutely hairy to long-silky-hairy or cobwebby above.
Alternate, linear to lance-linear, 2-8 cm long, narrowly long-tapering to the sharp tips, entire or occasionally with a pair of slender lateral lobes, finely hairy on both surfaces.
Inflorescence a prominently bracted, terminal, ultimately elongate spike, the bracts rose-pink to violet-purple, oblong or oval to lanceolate, usually with a pair of short linear lateral lobes, sometimes entire, minutely hairy or with long-hairy margins; corollas 15-20 (25) mm long, 2-lipped, the upper lip beak-like, coarse-hairy, green with wide, smooth, purplish margins, 4-6 mm long, shorter than the tube and about 2 times as long as the prominent, violet-purple, 3-lobed lower lip; calyces coloured like the bracts, coarse-hairy towards the base, minutely hairy above, 13-20 mm long, 2-lobed, these primary lobes again cleft into 2 short segments; stamens 4.
Capsules, 8-11 mm long; seeds many, the seed-coats loose and net-veined.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Ecological Framework for Castilleja raupii

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres)
1403 1040 2015
Slope Gradient (%)
23 0 54

Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]

137 125 150
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
2 0 5
Modal Nutrient Regime
# of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class

All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in

ESSF(1), SWB(2)

Habitat and Range

Swamps, streamsides, riverbars, shores and wet meadows in the montane zone; infrequent in extreme NE BC; N to AK, YT and NT and E to W PQ.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia