Indian Paintbrush: Castilleja

Species in this genus:

Foothills Indian paintbrush or Wholeleaf Indian paintbrush (Castilleja integra)

Overview of Castilleja integer, a plant found in pinyon-juniper woodlands and commonly called Indian Paintbrush. Pictures from the Falls Trail in Bandelier National Monument, Cebolla Mesa, Rio Grande Gorge, and Black Rock, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The genus name honors Castillejo, a Spanish botanist (Foxx and Hoard 1984). What may look like the flowers (the bright red parts), are actually bracts, which hide the flowers.

Overview of <em>Castilleja integer</em>, found in pinyon-juniper woodlands.
Wyoming paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia)

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Scarlet Indian paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)

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