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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Other )
Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae)

Yellow Paintbrush
Castilleja lutescens

Season: Spring/Summer
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 60 cm

Description: This low elevation, yellow paintbrush is identical to its more common red relative. It is a tall, yellow plant, up to 60 cm in height. The petals are nondescript and green, but a series of yellow bracts give the flower its yellow colour. The roots are parasitic, robbing nutrients from some of its neighbours. The leaves are linear, green and alternate.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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