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Indian Paintbrush · Castilleja sp.

Castilleja © Lory Duralia

Description: herbaceous perennial (8 to 30"). The striking reds & yellows are the bracts that subtend the flowers, not the petals themselves. This semi-parasitic perennial grows on a wide range of plants, and looks beautiful with lupines, penstemons, & sedums. Sun, low-regular water.