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|Castilleja linariifolia Wyoming Paintbrush|
In contrast to the Castilleja species posted yesterday, here is another from the same genus and in much the saem location. There are 200 species in this North Ame4rican genus, so I am still not 100% certain of the correct species name, but This seems to be the most likely from the web sites I have found.
The picture has been cropped, resized and sharpened for TN.
Erect, gray-green becoming purplish, hairless or slightly hairy. Stems with few branches. Leaves linear, edges rolled upward, entire or rarely with upper leaves 3-lobed. Flower bracts 1/3–1 in., generally divided into 3 narrow lobes, bright red, orange, or yellow; calyx unevenly divided, more deeply cut in front, red, more noticeable than bracts. Flower yellow-green with red edges. Grows in dry rocky sites, plains, sagebrush, juniper forests, at mid to high elevations. A showy plant. State flower of Wyoming.
Rarity: Locally Common
Flowering Time: Mid Summer
Life Cycle: Perennial
Height: 12--40 inches
Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Dry Rocky Sites
Found In: Steens, Great Basin
Native to USA: Yes
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- [2008-09-12 11:39]
Hi Alan. What a beautiful lookng plant. I love the delecate colours which you have taken so well with good use of the light. Fine detail and a nice POV./DOF. The frame works well with this one . TFS.
Have a good weekend.
Pretty flower with exuberant coloration.
Excellent sharpness and contrast.
Thanks for sharing this marvel!
- [2008-09-13 3:57]
Hi Alan,a top quality pic,not easy to take so perfectly,the red is the most terrible color for the digital camera! Wonderfull details and sharpness and very interesting note too,thanks a lot for your precious work,have a nice weekend,Luciano
Très belle macro dans laquelle le sujet, sous un bon éclairage, est bien mis en valeur par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Hi Alan, firstly thanks for visiting my shot and adding it your favs. Your shot of Wyoming Paintbrush realy superb with great DOF/POV, natural and vivid colours, and also clarity my friend!
Many thanks for sharing this beauty.
have a nice Sunday!