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  1. Castilleja, genus Castilleja, Castilleia, genus Castilleia(noun)

    genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses

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  1. Castilleja

    Castilleja, commonly known as Indian paintbrush or prairie-fire, is a genus of about 200 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants native to the west of the Americas from Alaska south to the Andes, northern Asia, and one species as far west as the Kola Peninsula in Siberia. These plants are classified in the broomrape family, Orobanchaceae. They are hemiparasitic on the roots of grasses and forbs. The generic name honours Spanish botanist Domingo Castillejo.

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