desert paintbrush

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Noun1.desert paintbrush - most common paintbrush of western United States dry lands; having erect stems ending in dense spikes of bright orange to red flowers
painted cup, Indian paintbrush - any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts
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Continue along the Kernville turnoff and you'll see hillsides ablaze with gilia and popcorn flower, along with owl's clover, blue dicks, jewelflower and flaming red desert paintbrush, according to the weekly Wildflower Hotline, which can be heard by calling (818) 768-3533.