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photoblog image Wholeleaf Paintbrush

Wholeleaf Paintbrush

Castilleja integra

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

 

I always love seeing paintbrush flowers...

they are usually a shock of color in an otherwise dry, lackluster landscape. 

And they are the state flower of Wyoming - where I grew up.

These were on the Boynton Canyon Trail, north of Sedona.

 

 

photoblog image Sedona April 2017 15 b.jpg

Wholeleaf Paintbrush

Castilleja integra

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

 

I always love seeing paintbrush flowers...

they are usually a shock of color in an otherwise dry, lackluster landscape. 

And they are the state flower of Wyoming - where I grew up.

These were on the Boynton Canyon Trail, north of Sedona.

 

 

photoblog image Sedona April 2017 15 b.jpg

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 10 Jul 2017, 02:06
Yes...they are gorgeous!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm glad you agree! There are 87 different species of Castilleja in North America - so identification is often sketchy... but this one is very prevalent in this area so I'm fairly certain... smile
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 10 Jul 2017, 05:32
What a splendid dash of red, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I just love it!
I totally agree with you, Elizabeth. Delightful against that background vista.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ginnie! Wonderful things!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 10 Jul 2017, 06:30
Wow - I love this splash of colour in the landscape
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Chris! I do, too!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jul 2017, 06:33
A wonderful composition - a beautiful flower and you describe very well its appearence in the dry landscape.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Philine!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jul 2017, 06:54
I think that it is so lovely that states have their own flowers and I understand why this is such strong symbol for you. It does add that bold colour to the landscape.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I do, too, Alan! And this being America... we have state trees... state birds... mammals... reptiles... sports... coins... mottos... gems... smile As much as we are all "Americans", the states have distinct personalities! Wyomingites tend to be known as "ornery" smile
A wonderful vivid red...passing insects could hardly miss them
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it! You are certainly right... hummingbirds are frequent pollinators as well!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Jul 2017, 07:59
Jolie composition, cette fleur est très jolie.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine! They are unusual!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Jul 2017, 08:18
Very pleasing Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Chad!
i like your view in the distance as framed here, Elizabeth. love he fiery tones too.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ayush! Sometimes these are almost neon!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Jul 2017, 09:34
We also have a lot of dry landscapes, that can produce unexpected flashes of colour, especially in spring. These look lovely.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We live in very similar environments don't we, Louis?!
How nice to see then in your chosen home.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very much so, Mary!
Certainly a beautiful flower in what looks a fairly arid landscape.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - they are such a happy sight!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jul 2017, 14:34
What a gorgeous splash of colour - love its name!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are just wonderful, I think! They are like poinsettia's - in that the colored part are actually the bracts, and the flower parts are quite inconspicuous. They are semi-parasitic - usually attaching themselves to Blue Grama grass in our area.
Stunning blooms!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They do get noticed!

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