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Paintbrush

Castelleja sp.

Description:

Dense head of bright red petals, each three-lobed, with two narrow outer lobes and a broader central lobe. In this species, flowers, stems and leaves densely covered with hairs. Difficult to distinguish particular species, due to many similar species in our area.

Habitat:

This sighting in open grassy meadows above Columbia River Gorge. Catherine Creek Natural Area, Washington.

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1 Comment

Machi
Machi 8 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Tom33
Spotted by
Tom33

Straight Point, Washington, United States

Spotted on Apr 23, 2019
Submitted on Mar 30, 2020

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