Harsh Paintbrush “Castilleja hispida”

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Harsh Paintbrush “Castilleja hispida”  Snapdragon Family (Scrophulariaceae).  Perennial, plant 8-20″ tall, flowers green and tubular surrounded by brightly colored scarlet, orange or yellow bracts.  Blooms in summer from 1,000 to 5,000′ elevations in OR & WA.  Top Photo:  Hat Point, N.E. OR  and Bottom Photo:  Mt Rainier, WA.  7/27/2006

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