Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja)

Synonyms: Common Paintbrush
A perennial with hairy leaves, linear; bracts and flowers tipped with scarlet. Found across Oregon and California, east to Wyoming and New Mexico; mostly sagebrush, Pinyon-Juniper, creosote bush, and blackbrush communities. Best in full sun, dry soils; may benefit when planted with native grasses or sagebrush since it is thought to be partly parasitic.