Scientific name Castilleja parviflora
Higher classification Indian paintbrush
|Similar Indian paintbrush, Castilleja miniata, Castilleja arachnoidea, Castilleja occidentalis, Castilleja attenuata|
Castilleja parviflora is a species of Indian paintbrush known by the common name mountain Indian paintbrush. It is native to western North America from Alaska to California, where it grows in high mountain habitat, including areas of alpine climate.
This wildflower is a perennial herb up to about 40 centimeters tall and coated in glandular and nonglandular hairs. The leaves are a few centimeters long and lance-shaped to oblong. The inflorescence is made up of layers of bracts tipped in shades of pale yellow to bright red or pink. Between the bracts emerge the yellow-green, sometimes red-tinted, tubular flowers.
There are several varieties of Castilleja parviflora: