Castilleja coccinea

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SCARLET PAINTBRUSH

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Showy orange-red bracts hide true, inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers.  May – July. 12 – 18″ tall. Full sun. Attracts hummingbirds. Annual or biennial. Hemi-parasitic: plant along with schizachyrium, penstemon or sisyrinchium. Will re-seed in good conditions. Northeastern U.S. native.