Montana Outdoors

May 23, 2018

Indian Paintbrush

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Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

Common Red Paintbrush, also called Scarlet Indian Paintbrush ~ Castilleja miniata

It seems a little early for these to bloom here, but they are at a low elevation on a sunny hillside in a sheltered canyon and seem to be in full bloom. The species name miniata refers to the scarlet red color “minium”, an oxide of lead.

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June 11, 2012

The other red wildflower

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Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, Common Red Paintbrush

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, Common Red Paintbrush

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, Common Red Paintbrush

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, Common Red Paintbrush

Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, Common Red Paintbrush, Castilleja miniata

June 15, 2011

Wildflowers of spring (12)

Unknown

Unknown (Possibly a species of Primrose?) 6/10

Red Osier Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood ~ Cornus stolonifera 6/11

Hookedspur Violet, Early Blue Violet

Hookedspur Violet, Early Blue Violet ~ Viola adunca 6/12 (Couldn’t resist posting another photos of this one!)

Common Red Paintbrush, Scarlet Indian Paintbrush

Common Red Paintbrush, Scarlet Indian Paintbrush ~ Castilleja miniaata 6/12 (These seem to be early this year, and maybe a little brighter than usual too.)

High Mountain Cinquefoil

High Mountain Cinquefoil ~ Potentilla flabellifolia 6/12

Hound's Tongue, Gypsy Flower

Hound’s Tongue, Gypsy Flower ~ Cynoglossum officinale 6/12

May 25, 2011

Wildflowers of spring (5)

Pink Trillium

Pink Trillium ~ Trillium ovatum 5/10

Saskatoon, Serviceberry

Saskatoon, Serviceberry ~ Amelanchier alnifolia 5/17

Ground-ivy, Creeping Charlie, Gill Over the Ground, Field Balm

Ground-ivy, Creeping Charlie, Gill Over the Ground, Field Balm ~ Glechoma hederacea (Mint) 5/17

Upland Larkspur, Nuttall's Larkspur

Upland Larkspur, Nuttall's Larkspur

Upland Larkspur, Nuttall’s Larkspur ~ Delphinium nuttallianum 5/18

Indian Paintbrush, Common Red Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush, Common Red Paintbrush ~ Castilleja miniata 5/18

This bud is actually pretty early for here. The species will bloom on into late summer, especially higher up the slopes.

Miner's Lettuce

Miner’s Lettuce ~ Claytonia perfoliata 5/19

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

May 22, 2010

More than one kind of paint

On May seventeenth these were blooming in the high desert between Page Arizona and Kanab Utah.

Indian paintbrushIndian paintbrush, Castilleja angustifolia

Indian paintbrushIndian paintbrush, Castilleja angustifolia

Indian paintbrushIndian paintbrush, Castilleja angustifolia

By coincidence two days later I found this one in bloom in northwestern Montana:

Indian paintbrushIndian Paintbrush, Common red paintbrush, Castilleja miniata

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