INDIAN PAINT BRUSH. PAINTED CUP (Castilleja species)
Some of the leaves of this slender herb are crowded together at the top of the stem and colored brightly with red or yellow so that they form a "painted cup", or suggest a brush that has been dipped in a paint-pot. The flowers are comparatively inconspicuous slender tubes, with two lips and are more or less hidden among these gayly colored leaves.
The Indian Paint Brush is usually a plant of open places. There are many species, all of which are showy. The Narrow-leaved Paint Brush is the state flower of Wyoming. (Figwort Family)
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|THE BRIGHT RED FLOWERS OF LONG-LEAVED PAINTBRUSH (CASTILLEJA LINARAIEFOLIA) GRACE THE INNER CANYON TRAILS OF GRAND CANYON N.P. NPS PHOTO. WYOMING STATE FLOWER|
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