Nature Notes

July 9, 2010

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

Filed under: Flowers,Long Point — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

One of my favorite wildflowers is Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea, sometimes known as Painted Cup. The beautiful red portion is actually a bract, while the flower is a smaller yellow green portion at the top. The best spreads I’ve seen are in sandy soil like there is in Long Point, Ontario.

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja coccinea

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  1. Hi Harold,
    These are two beautiful images and this flower looks very nice. Not surprised that this is one of your favorite!

    Comment by Chris — July 9, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

  2. Thanks Chris

    They do have an incredibly rich color to them.

    ..Harold

    Comment by Harold — July 15, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

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