I was surprised to find a dozen or more Indian Paintbrush plants growing in sand along the road through the Guadalupe Dunes. Because of the strong backlighting, the flowers in this image look lighter than in reality. They were a deeper pinkish red with just a touch of orange in the red. The bronze stems and leaves were quite different from other kinds of paintbrush I've seen. (I bet Mark Egger knows these well. He's the expert on all things Orobanchaceae and Castilleja.)
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