Monday, July 13, 2009

Indian Paintbrush


(Castilleja Also Prairie-Fire.
The flowers are edible and sweet and were consumed
as a condiment with other fresh greens by American
Indians. Some tribes used the plant to treat venereal
disease.
This flower is from the Long Lake Trail in the Indian
Peaks Wilderness Area south west of Estes Park
Colorado. I had some in my garden last year.
7-13-09

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