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Castilleja linariifolia

Common name Wyoming paintbrush
Family orobanchaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers red (summer)
Size 6-12"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Wildflower of western North America, and the state flower of Wyoming. Each upright stem with sparse linear leaves holds a single flowerhead whose fluffy-brush appearance gives the plant its name. Probably none too easy to grow in Pennsylvania, but I'm giving it a try. Just seedlings for now.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F (67%G, 5-10d)

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