The Indian Paintbrush is one of our most beautiful flowering plants. The actual flowers are the little yellow parts, while the red parts are modified leaves called "bracts."
Behind the lens.
This is one of my favorite flowers. They don't tend to be very showy unless they show up in large clumps. But if you get up close and personal with one flower, the symmetry and shapes are quite interesting. The color varies a lot with various paintbrush species growing in different locations and different soils.
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