Sunday, April 24, 2011

seaside painted cup ~ 04/24/11 ~ Carmel Highlands

Monterey paintbrush / seaside painted cup
Castilleja latifolia
CNPS 8th Edition Inventory
Orobanchaceae (formerly Scrophulariaceae)

Have you missed my posts? This is the first day that I've felt somewhat better in 3 weeks (posted 05/10/11). Hooray! This is a new species of paintbrush for Nature ID. Isn't it pretty? I can't believe I haven't posted a picture of it before now. It's a rare plant found only here in CA along the coast. Vern Yadon states in Wildflowers of Monterey County that the seaside painted cup is semi-parasitic on beach sagewort (Artemisia pycnocephala) and the colors can vary from orange, yellow, white, and red. Check out the embedded links in the ID below the pictures above.


Jeannette said...

This flower is a fog antidote! That's why is grows where it does...the color can penetrate the grayest day and the most somber ( if willing) heart. glad to hear you feel better.

Jennifer said...

This flower always reminds me of sticky monkey flower, and vice versa. I love both.

I am so relieved to hear that you are starting to feel better. I know this has been a rough one for you.

Out on the prairie said...

A lovely speciman, sorry to hear you have been grounded.

Waypoints said...

The variations of paintbrush are amazing. Glad you are feeling better.

Rich said...

I love your blog! Thank you for mentioning it on the Saturday hike. I'm looking forward to seeing the fort rod entries.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Thanks, folks, for the well wishes.

Thanks, Rich -
I'm trying to remember who you are. I only gave Gail my blog address. For all Fort Ord BLM & Dunes State Park Nature ID blog posts, check out:
Fort Ord - Creekside entrance
Fort Ord - InterGarrison entrance
Fort Ord Dunes State Park

I'll make a new location label just for the Fort Ord Army lands, but I don't know what to call it. FORA? It'll be about a week before I start posting from Sat's hike, because I'm so far behind in my blog posts.

Nature-Drunk said...

Beautiful flower and nice photo. I really like the macro shot! It reminds me of orange sherbet ice cream.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Rich, heads-up, I am finally getting around to posting my Fort Ord - Army Lands pics. More posts will be forthcoming in the coming week.