Indian Paintbrush…

 

Castilleja species…

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Indian paintbrush is a member of the figwort family, a perennial, having a cluster of stems that grow upward from the base, to 60 cm. tall. Indian Paintbrush is found throughout most of British Columbia. The interesting point is that, the top of the flower looks as if they have been dipped in bright red paint, hence the name Indian Paintbrush.

The Indian Paintbrush is a semi-parasitic plants. Indian Paintbrush plants are attached to the tubes of host plants by their roots. Indian paintbrushes suck their nutreints and even water from the host plants. The Indian paintbrush is propagated by dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets). The Indian paintbrush is grown from seed, when sown directly in fall.

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Macro Monday

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4 comments on “Indian Paintbrush…

  1. kiwiskan says:

    love wildflowers… Beautiful photos

  2. Jet Eliot says:

    These are incredible photos of the wildflowers. And interesting info too, I had no idea Indian Paintbrush had a parasitic nature. 🙂

  3. Ela says:

    What gorgeous photos of the wildflowers ! I love watching flowers in the meadow !

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