Castelleja linariifolia (Wyoming Indian Paintbrush)

Order Lamiales, Family Orobanchaceae, Genus Castelleja

Paintbrushes, formerly in the Scrophulariaceae, or Snapdragon family, are parasitic on the roots of other plants, which renders them difficult for gardeners.


Castilleja linariifolia is not as robust a plant as C. miniata.


This photo shows the floral tubes protruding from the sepals. The tube is yellowish green, and the sepals are red.