Paintbrush (Castilleja spp)

Paintbrush plants belong to the Snapdragon or Figwort Family, with pinkish to reddish flowers. The image below left was taken on a north-facing slope near the High Tank on April 09, 2004. The flowers below right were growing out of a much steeper, also north-facing cliffside in Sierra Blanca Canyon Wash in March, 2005: (Click on each image to enlarge it.)

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The image below was taken on a low terrace in Upper Hot Springs Canyon in April of 2003, when the Winter Rains had largely failed. The leaves show up well in this image: