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Paintbrush in northern New Mexico

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Driving south from Colorado a year ago today, we couldn’t help noticing the rich red of some paintbrushes flowering healthily on the dry ground of northern New Mexico. I can’t tell what species of Castilleja this one was because several grow in the area.

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June 9, 2018 at 4:38 AM

A different sort of paintbrush

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Castilleja purpurea var. lindheimeri 0618

By far the best-known paintbrush in Texas is Castilleja indivisa, know as Indian paintbrush, which you saw last month mixed in with bluebonnets. Another species that grows in central Texas is Castilleja purpurea, which in spite of its species name comes not only in purple (var. purpurea) but also in yellow (var. citrina) and a shade that ranges from orange to red (var. lindheimeri). It’s obviously the last of those varieties that you’re seeing here from my visit to the Doeskin Ranch in Burnet County on April 8.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 25, 2016 at 5:01 AM

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