Castilleja chromosa

Height: Up to 16"

Leaves: 2" long and elliptical. They are reddish green to grey. They are also hairy. The upper leaves are long and lobed while the lower leaves are linear.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to September. The bract, or modified leaves are red to orange and ragged. Some may be yellow. They are clustered to hide the flowers and are hairy.

Form/Habitat: 2,000' to 8,000'. Found on roadsides and open areas in ponderosa pine forests. They are also parasitic, connecting to other plants roots.

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