Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja)

indian paintbrush
Location: Top of Mount Bisbee Washington

indian paintbrush
Location: Top of Mount Bisbee Washington

indian paintbrush
Location: Top of Mount Bisbee Washington

Indian paintbrush
Location: Mount Bisbee Rd. Washington

Indian Paintbrush
Location: Mount Bisbee Rd. Washington

Indian Paintbrush
Location: Mount Bisbee Rd. Washington

Indian Paintbrush
Location: Nancy Creek Rd. Washington

Indian Paintbrush
Location: Nancy Creek Rd. Washington

Indian paintbrush
Location: Nancy Creek Rd. Washington

Information: Id’ing Castilleja or Indian Paintbrushes by exact species is very specific and usually left up to the experts in the field. Guesses can be done (just for fun I suppose) however, specifics are difficult.
Identification: For the sake of the reader I’ll make a short list of the most common varieties of Indian Paintbrush in the Colville National Forest.
Cusick’s Indian paintbrush (Castilleja cusickii)
Deer Indian paintbrush (Castilleja cervina)
Hairy Indian paintbrush (Castilleja tenuis)
Harsh Indian paintbrush (Castilleja hispida)
Lesser Indian paintbrush (Castilleja minor)
Scarlet Indian paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)
Stiff yellow Indian paintbrush (Castilleja lutescens)
Thompson’s Indian paintbrush (Castilleja thompsonii)
Wenatchee Indian paintbrush (Castilleja elmeri)

Information on the above Indian Paintbrushes can be researched on the WTU Herbarium Image Collection.

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