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Red paint comes in all colors, part 2

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Castilleja purpurea var. citrina Flowers 0016

In the last post you heard that Castilleja purpurea comes in various colors, in spite of the species name purpurea. The yellow strain of prairie paintbrush is classified as Castilleja purpurea var. citrina—think about citrus and in particular lemons.

As was true of the last picture, I took this one along US 84 near the town of Coleman, Texas, on the way back from Lubbock to Austin on April 17th.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM

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