Castilleja purpurea var. lindheimeri

Common Name:  Lindheimer's Indian Paintbrush

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Castilleja purpurea habit.jpg (97555 bytes) Castilleja purpurea bract.jpg (23471 bytes)
habit and leaves bracts--notice the shape and color of the bracts:  var. lindheimeri has an orange red hue to the bracts.  Two other varieties exist:  var. purpurea usually has purple bracts, while var. citrina has yellow bracts.