Woolly Indian Paintbrush

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Woolly Indian Paintbrush

Woolly Indian Paintbrush  - Castilleja lanata

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Black Top Mesa via Dutchman's Trail #104
Date sighted:  2/24/2013
Season:  Spring
This plant grows up to 3 feet in height. Its bright velvety-red flowers are enclosed by woolly haired bracts. The leaves are green/gray, densely covered with short white hairs on both sides. The stems are densely covered with white hairs too.

This plant is a partial root parasite.
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