82A6A0CE-BBAD-4399-8584-6246E801F900Common name: Small-flowered paintbrush

Family: Orobanchaceae

Information: Grows at subalpine to alpine elevations in meadows and heaths, streamside environments. Species of this genus are partly parasitic on roots of other plants (Pojar & MacKinnon 2014). Flowers are actually leafy bracts surrounding flowers and may vary in color from crimson to lighter, salmon color.

Photo: Manning Park alpine area at an approx. elevation of 1950 m. N. Hewitt, July 8 2019.

Sources and additional resources:

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2014). Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing.

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Castilleja%20parviflora. Accessed: 2020-06-08.