Indian Paintbrush

  Indian Paintbrush-Castilleja spp.
The leaves of the Indian Paintbrush are long and narrow pointed but without teeth.  The upper leaves can have 3 lobes and fine hairs. Indian Paintbrush flowers are set in clusters are long, tube-like; pale green to red on the ends and partly hidden by brilliant red, hairy and toothed bracts.Indian Paintbrush grows in mid to high elevations in dry to moist areas such as forests, roadsides and slopes.

Indian paintbrush is a member of the figwort family. This perennial, that has a cluster of stems that grow upward from the base, can grow up to 60 cm. tall.