Indian Paintbrush ((Castilleja sp.)

Canvas Prints

Size:
$53.50
Leslie van de Ligt

Sherwood Park, Canada

Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 6.9"
Medium 18.0" x 10.4"
Large 24.0" x 13.8"
X large 30.0" x 17.3"

Features

  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Artist's Description

Canon Rebel XSI, Canon 18mm – 55mm
Mount Lorette Ponds, Alberta Ponds

Indian Paintbrush
(Castilleja sp.)
a.k.a. common red paintbrush

Indian paintbrush is a member of the figwort family. This perennial, that has a cluster of stems that grow upward from the base, can grow up to 60 cm. tall.

LEAVES:
– The leaves of the Indian Paintbrush are long and narrow
– pointed but without teeth
– upper leaves can have 3 lobes and fine hairs

FLOWERS:

- Indian Painbrush flowers are set in clusters- long, tube-like; pale green to red on the ends- partly hidden by brilliant red, hairy and toothed bracts

FRUIT:
– capsules with many seeds

HABITAT:
– Indian Paintbrush grows in mid to high elevations
– dry to moist areas such as forests, roadsides and slopes
– Indian Paintbrush is found throughout most of British Columbia.

FASCINATING FACTS:
– It is easy to see why the plant received it’s name ‘paintbrush’. The tops look like they have been dipped in bright red paint.
– dyes have been made from the Indian Paintbrush plant.

A visit to the ponds produced a variety of wildflowers to take photos of .

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