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Indian paintbrush
Castilleja, commonly known as Indian Paintbrush or Prairie Fire, is a genus of abotu 200 species plants native to the west of the Americas from Alaska south to the Andes. One of the species Castilleja linariifolia is the state flower of Wyoming.
The flowers of Indian Paintbrush are edible and sweet, and were consumed by various American Indian tribes. These plants have a tendency to absorb and concentrate Selenium, and can be potentially toxic if the roots or green parts of the plant are consumed.

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Liba KopeckovaSubmitted by Liba Kopeckova
on May 19, 2010 10:42 am

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Object Title: Indian paintbrush

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