Castilleja linariifolia

Wyoming Paintbrush

Erect, gray-green becoming purplish, hairless or slightly hairy. Stems with few branches. Leaves linear, edges rolled upward, entire or rarely with upper leaves 3-lobed. Flower bracts 1/3–1 in., generally divided into 3 narrow lobes, bright red, orange, or yellow; calyx unevenly divided, more deeply cut in front, red, more noticeable than bracts. Flower yellow-green with red edges. Grows in dry rocky sites, plains, sagebrush, juniper forests, at mid to high elevations. A showy plant. State flower of Wyoming.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--40 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Dry Rocky Sites
  • Found In: Steens, Great Basin
  • Native: Yes

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