In The Garden: Need a flower ID

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by cmgfour, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. cmgfour

    cmgfour Active Member

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    My niece had this plant start growing and now it is flowering. Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is? Sorry this picture is not very good. Thank you.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Castilleja species. These are semi-parasitic on other plants, hard to cultivate. If it came up on its own next to another plant and you dug it up, you should probably put it back where it was if you hope to keep it going.
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It is almost certainly Castilleja coccinea, the scarlet paintbrush. Northeastern USA has no other recorded species.
     
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    Thank you all for replying.
     

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