Indian paintbrush

Definitions of Indian paintbrush
  1. noun
    any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts
    synonyms: painted cup
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    Castilleja chromosa, desert paintbrush
    most common paintbrush of western United States dry lands; having erect stems ending in dense spikes of bright orange to red flowers
    Castilleja miniata, giant red paintbrush
    wildflower of western North America having ragged clusters of crimson or scarlet flowers
    Castilleja sessiliflora, great plains paintbrush
    hairy plant with pinkish flowers; Great Plains to northern Mexico
    Castilleja sulphurea, sulfur paintbrush
    plant of moist highland meadows having ragged clusters of pale yellow flowers
    type of:
    wild flower, wildflower
    wild or uncultivated flowering plant
  2. noun
    erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers
    synonyms: Asclepias tuberosa, butterfly weed, chigger flower, chiggerflower, orange milkweed, pleurisy root, tuber root
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    type of:
    milkweed, silkweed
    any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
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