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Elmer's Indian Paintbrush
Orobanchaceae
Castilleja elmeri


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Orobanchaceae Family

Castilleja Genus
Physical Description
annual and perennial herbaceous plants


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Orobanchaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

The flowers of Indian paintbrush are edible and sweet. The rest of the plant can contain high levels of Selenium, which is very toxic.

Nevada Indian Tribes used the plant to treat venereal diseases and to enhance the immune system. Various other tribes used the plant as its name suggests -- as a paintbrush .

Indian Paintbrush has similar health benefits to consuming garlic if only the flowers are eaten in small amounts and in moderation.



Orange Indian Paintbrush - Flower
Orange Indian Paintbrush - Flower - July 09, 2009



Orange Indian Paintbrush - Flower
Orange Indian Paintbrush - Flower - July 09, 2009

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