Indian paintbrush

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Indian paintbrush

1. Any of various partly parasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, having spikes of flowers surrounded by showy, brightly colored bracts. Also called painted cup.
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In′dian paint′brush

any of several semiparasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, figwort family, with brightly colored, petallike bracts.
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Noun1.Indian paintbrush - erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowersIndian paintbrush - erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers
milkweed, silkweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
2.Indian paintbrush - any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bractsIndian paintbrush - any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
Castilleia, Castilleja, genus Castilleia, genus Castilleja - genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses
Castilleja chromosa, desert paintbrush - most common paintbrush of western United States dry lands; having erect stems ending in dense spikes of bright orange to red flowers
Castilleja miniata, giant red paintbrush - wildflower of western North America having ragged clusters of crimson or scarlet flowers
Castilleja sessiliflora, great plains paintbrush - hairy plant with pinkish flowers; Great Plains to northern Mexico
Castilleja sulphurea, sulfur paintbrush - plant of moist highland meadows having ragged clusters of pale yellow flowers
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Also, in the list are Hygrophila auriculata (Indian paintbrush); Mangifera indica (Mango); Pistia stratiotes (Water lettuce); Hyphaene thebaica (Gingerbread tree); Boscia senegalensis (Senegal boscia); Ipomea asarifolia (Ginger-leaf morning glory); Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin); African locust bean tree; Bombax costatum (Silk cotton tree) and Musa acuminate (banana).
Student painting: State flower, the Indian Paintbrush, with Grand Teton Mountains in background.
Locals can enjoy snow cones, food trucks and fun DJ music throughout the evening.<br />STASH is hosting the EDO Block Party to benefit improvements in the area.<br />The volunteer painters will help fill in a paint-by-numbers style mural inspired by the Oklahoma black swallowtail, Indian paintbrush and other Oklahoma native flora and fauna.<br />Sounds like fun.<br />French and fantastic<br />You won't want to miss the current exhibition, Fashioning Art from Paper, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art downtown.
Among the blooms we saw are columbine, bleeding hearts, vanilla leaf, twin fairy bells, camus, larkspur, balsamroot, mariposa lily (or cat's ears lily), Indian paintbrush, yellow-leafed iris, chocolate lily, Oregon sunshine, bunchberry, stonecrop, pink plectritis, starry Solomon's seal, to name a few.
A raucous travel alarm shocked us awake near a rain forest, but where the drift boat dumped into the John Day River that morning we were surrounded by sagebrush, wheatgrass, and Indian paintbrush in a high desert commonly known as the Oregon Outback.
July through September, after the alpine zone has melted and the wildflowers (Indian paintbrush, avalanche lily, lupine) have exploded.
CREDITS: A Fox Searchlight release of an Indian Paintbrush presentation of a Rhode Island Ave.
Holmgren (Orobanchaceae) (Christ's Indian paintbrush) is a rare endemic species known from a single 80 hectare population in the subalpine zone of Mt.
I found some glass hummingbirds to hang over the altar, because she loved watching hummers feed on Indian paintbrush and other bright mountain flowers.
By pooling decades of data collected for various projects, McKinney and colleagues compared timing on the north rim of the birds' breeding range with almost 30 years of bloom and bird records in Arizona, where there's no clear narrowing of the gap between male bird arrival and first blooms of an Indian paintbrush that starts the nectar season.
When in the backcountry of both protected and unprotected areas, I began to see the plant ecology of these wilderness regions in highly specific ways: the imagistic qualities of Lupine through snow, Indian Paintbrush and Monkshood climbing up the valley in mist.

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