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Painted Cup

Castilleja coccinea

Description:

Figwort family, Scrophulariaceae. Biennial, 2 feet tall, bearing terminal cluster of tubular red-orange and green-based bracts at top of leafy stem. Blooms between May and June.

Notes:

Just bloomed. Sandy area along dunes.

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2 Comments

AhmedMarsouka
AhmedMarsouka 5 years ago

Nice,
" Indian Paintbrush "

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 6 years ago

Also known as Scarlet Paintbrush. It is primarily pollinated by ruby-throated hummingbirds who can transfer the pollen long distances between typically small and scattered populations of this plant. It is usually found in moist meadows, prairies, and barrens.

DavidMroczkowski
Spotted by
DavidMroczkowski

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2014
Submitted on May 20, 2014

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