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<i>Desert Paintbrush</i>
You said you wanted flowers? I found this
fragile beauty when I was poking around in the Calico Hills of
Red Rock Canyon NCA in southern Nevada.
I'm going to assume it's one of the many species of Indian Paintbrush that grow in the Mojave Desert. It was small and bright, growing at approximately 5,000' on a south-facing slope at the base of a sandstone outcrop. It was growing next to an agave that evidently had been chewed upon by animals. There was water present in the area. (March 16, 2008)

The leaves were small and hard to make out,
but the ones I saw were green and had a "wavy" appearance.


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donhaller3Very late reply.


Voted 10/10

We cannot figure it out. Our experience and print resources are almost all from more northern reaches. I kept procrastinating on the reply hoping to come up with something better than that.

Maybe Anya Jingle?

Maybe posting here: http://www.summitpost.org/album/316040/unidentified-flora-and-fauna.html

Posted Jul 20, 2008 1:12 pm

lcarreauRe: Very late reply.


Hasn't voted

Thanks, Don! I wish I could spend more time in
the northern reaches, but the desert always
holds its own brand of beauty. Have a great

Posted Jul 20, 2008 2:00 pm

Anya JingleDefinitely Paintbrush

Anya Jingle

Voted 10/10

In my opinion this is Desert Paintbrush (Castilleja chromosa).

Posted Jul 20, 2008 4:27 pm

lcarreauRe: Definitely Paintbrush


Hasn't voted

Thanks for your response, Anya!
Posted Jul 20, 2008 6:09 pm

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lcarreauSubmitted by lcarreau
on Apr 25, 2008 5:39 pm

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Object Title: Desert Paintbrush