Scientific Name: Castilleja chromosa
Common Name: Indian PaintbrushFamily: Orobanchaceae
Duration: Annual or perennialSize: 12 to 18 inches
Growth Form: Forb/herb, subshrub; Plants produce many stems, each topped by the inflorescence; bright red bracts, especially rich in color, and narrow tubular flowers, about one inch long.
Leaves: Stems are reddish-purple, and the leaves, while green in moist conditions, may also be purplish, either just along the edges or all over.
Flower Color: Red, scarlet or yellowish bracts; flowers greenish.
Flowering Season: May thru Sep
Comments: It is partially parasitic on the roots of other plants.