Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington from the Wenatchee Mountains and northward; south-central British Columbia to Kittitas County in Washington.
Habitat: Moist, open slopes at middle elevations to the subalpine.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial herb, the stems clustered, erect or ascending from a woody base, 1.5-3 dm. tall, usually unbranched, viscid-villous.
Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate, usually entire, viscid-puberulent; bracts broader than the leaves, oblong-ovate, viscid-villous, usually entire and rounded.
Inflorescence showy, crimson to yellow, with intermediate colors not uncommon; calyx 15-25 mm. long, equally cleft above and below, its primary lobes again divided into 2 blunt segments; corolla 20-30 mm. long, the upper lip nearly as long as the tube and 4-5 times as long as the dark green, thickened, lower lip; stamens 4; ovary superior.
PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Castilleja elmeri in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.
WA Flora Checklist: Castilleja elmeri checklist entry.
OregonFlora: Castilleja elmeri information.
E-Flora BC: Castilleja elmeri atlas page.
CalPhotos: Castilleja elmeri photos.
USDA Plants: Castilleja elmeri information.