Yellow Paintbrush (2)

Castilleja occidentalis

Western Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja occidentalis

Family: Broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
AKA: Tundra Paintbrush, Western Yellow Paintbrush
Photo taken on: July 14, 2007
Location: Scarps Ridge, GV, CO
Life Zones: Subalpine to alpine
Habitat: Tundra, slopes

Grows to only 8" high. It is more yellow and hairier than Sulphur Paintbrush below.

Castilleja sulphurea

Sulphur Paintbrush
Castilleja sulphurea

Family: Broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
AKA: Yellow Paintbrush
Photo taken on: July 25, 2004
Location: Lily Lake, GV, CO
Life Zones: Plains to subalpine
Habitat: Moist woods and meadows

Grows to 20" in clumps. Appears more greenish white than yellow.

White/Cream Round Clusters