Great Red Indian Paintbrush
One of my very favorite wildflowers of the subalpine mountain meadows, the great red paintbrush can be found in great profusion with many other spectacular vibrant wildflowers when the snow melts in the summertime. The reason you won't find this in garden nurseries is that without its fellow wildflowers in their natural environment, it doesn't have its fellow neighboring plants to feed on. Yes - it's (at least partially) parasitic!
- © 2011
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- Red & Orange Wildflowers, Orobanchaceae (Indian Paintbrushes and Broomrapes)