magenta paintbrush, budding

July 10, 2020 • Timberline Trail • Mt. Hood Wilderness, Oregon

Coordinates: 45.40248,-121.73182 (click for map)
magenta paintbrush, budding (Castilleja parviflora var. oreopola) [Timberline Trail, Mt. Hood Wilderness, Oregon]
Filename: 20200710-164126.jpg 2370x3160 pixels, ISO 125, f4.0 @ 1/160 sec
Castilleja parviflora var. oreopola

In some newly-emerging plants, the dark tips of the bracts were nearly black.

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