Was in the family Scrophulariaceae but has been moved, it is still often found there. Some botanists have classed this as Castilleja parvula var. revealii. This species of Castilleja is endemic to just three counties in Utah, including Bryce Canyon National Park. There are no records of uses by Native Americans or others. Some agencies class this species as imperiled.
Plant location: Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah - June 5, 2017
See the BONAP distribution map, here, to see just how small the area is that this species is found. The plants range is described by NatureServe as: " Endemic to a small portion of Garfield, Kane and Iron counties, in south central Utah. Occurs on the Paunsaugunt Plateau (Holmgren 1973), Bryce Canyon breaks, the upper drainage of the East Fork Sevier River, the Escalante Mountains and the west margin of the Markagunt Plateau (Franklin 2005). In Red Canyon on Dixie National Forest and at twisted Forest in southwest Utah on Cedar Mountain (Iron county). Widely distributed on the "breaks" in Bryce Canyon National Park, uncommon elsewhere." End quotePlant
Bloom season: June through early July
Habitats are limestone gravelly soil, in ponderosa pine and bristlecone pine woodlands, and manzanita plant communities. Seeds are dispersed by the wind, and small birds and mammals.Foliage
Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah - June 5, 2017
Plant shown in scale using our technical measuring device, a pen.