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Northwestern Indian Paintbrush

Castilleja angustifolia


This Indian paintbrush is under half a meter in height and has bristly gray-green to purple-red herbage. It stands in a clump of erect stems, each topped with an inflorescence of somewhat tubular flowers in bright red to orange-red, sometimes tinted with purple, and usually fuzzy with a thin coat of white hairs.


It is an herbaceous perennial native to the desert scrub and woodlands of western North America.


While ATVing we found this plant on the side of the trail to the East of 5 Mile Pass.

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SummerNicole 9 years ago

Thanks you guys for the ID!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

indian paint brush.

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Utah, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2013
Submitted on May 15, 2013

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