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(Common or Giant) Red Indian Paintbrush

Castilleja miniata


This wildflower is a perennial herb growing up to about 80 centimeters tall, slender and green to dark purple in herbage color. The lance-shaped leaves are 3 to 6 centimeters long, pointed, and coated in thin hairs. The inflorescence is made up of bright red to pale orange or orange-tipped bracts. Between the bracts emerge the yellow-green, red-edged tubular flowers.


Mountain meadows, stream banks, open woods, roadsides.

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1 Comment

jprat001 11 years ago

very nice!

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British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 21, 2012
Submitted on Dec 17, 2012

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