Montana Outdoors

August 1, 2010

The Paints

When the flower Indian Paintbrush is mentioned, the first image that comes to mind is of the red one.

Red Indian PaintbrushCommon Red Paintbrush, Castilleja miniata

Last year I also found a very pretty yellow one,

Yellow Indian PaintbrushAlpine paintbrush, Castilleja rhexiflolia

but while returning from the trip to Mt Headley I was surprised to see some growing on a hillside above the road that were a quite distinct orange which I believe are also Castilleja miniata.

Orange Indian Paintbrush

Orange Indian Paintbrush

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