Christ's paintbrush (Castilleja christii)

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General Information

Christ’s Indian paintbrush (Castilleja christii) is a perennial forb 6 to 20 inches tall, and is a striking yellow-to-yellow-orange color. The plant grows best in moist, subalpine meadows. It reproduces by seed, and plant growth begins around snowmelt, leading to peak flowering from July to mid-September. Only one population of this plant is known to exist in the world. This single population occurs on Mount Harrison, a gently sloping mountain-top at the north end of the Albion Mountains in south central Idaho (managed by the Sawtooth National Forest). The species is currently threatened primarily by smooth brome (Bromus inermis), an invasive grass species that is found within the population. The Forest Service and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife entered into a 10-year agreement in 2005 to work together on the conservation of this species.

  • States/US Territories in which the Christ's paintbrush, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Idaho
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Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Pacific Region (Region 1) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2002-06-13 00:00:00.0 67 FR 40657 40679 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 73 FR 75176 75244 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
2001-10-30 00:00:00.0 66 FR 54808 54832 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened,Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions, and Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
1999-10-25 00:00:00.0 64 FR 57535 57547 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2009-11-09 00:00:00.0 74 FR 57804 57878 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
1983-11-28 00:00:00.0 48 FR 53640 53670 Supplement to Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as End. or Thr. Species; 48 FR 53640-53670
1975-07-01 00:00:00.0 40 FR 27924 Review of Status of Vascular Plants
2006-09-12 00:00:00.0 71 FR 53756 53835 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2010-11-10 00:00:00.0 75 FR 69222 69294 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
1990-02-21 00:00:00.0 55 FR 6184 6229 ETWP; Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; Notice of Review; 55 FR 6184 6229
1993-09-30 00:00:00.0 58 FR 51144 51190 ETWP; Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
1996-02-28 00:00:00.0 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
2012-11-21 00:00:00.0 77 FR 69993 70060 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2007-12-06 00:00:00.0 72 FR 69034 69106 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
2005-05-11 00:00:00.0 70 FR 24870 24934 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
1980-12-15 00:00:00.0 45 FR 82480 82569 Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
1985-09-27 00:00:00.0 50 FR 39526 39584 Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as End. or Thr. Species; Notice of Review; 50 FR 39526-39584
2011-10-26 00:00:00.0 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2004-05-04 00:00:00.0 69 FR 24876 24904 Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
1997-09-19 00:00:00.0 62 FR 49398 49397 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa

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» Critical Habitat

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» Conservation Plans

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CCA Plan Summaries
Christ's Indian paintbrush

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» Life History

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