Monday, August 10, 2009

Red Indian Paint Brush


We found three colors of Indian Paint Brush on Mount Rainier -- red, pink and purple. I haven't been able to locate the other colors among my photos.

7 comments:

Malyss said...

Flower unknown to me. But I like its name very much!

RuneE said...

The names give associations to avtive painting and pigments. Were they used as such?

Katney said...

Tomie da Paola wrote a children's book about the Legend of the Indian Paintbrush suggesting the full story of how it got its name. I think it is mostly because it does look a lot like a paintbrush. I saw some that were the same colors but even more intense. My flower book says that the colors are more intense at Mt. Rainier than the same flowers in the Sierras.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think Indian paintbrush blossoms are so pretty out in the wild!

Linda said...

Amazing the things we learn as we enjoy the beauty of the world around us. Beautiful flower.

SandyCarlson said...

I didn't know there were so many colors!

Daisy said...

Hi Paulie... did they really used this flower as a paint brush? Amazing... btw, thanks for the comment on my blog you are the first commenter on a post and now I gave you a linky love! XoXoX

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