Scarlet Painted Cup: Indian Paint-brush. Castilleja coccinea.
Figwort Family. May - July.
Found in wet meadows, moist, sandy soil. Massachusetts to Manitoba, south to Virginia, Tennessee and Texas.
Small, greenish yellow, quite eclipsed by the 3-cleft floral leaves which are generally tipped with brilliant scarlet; flowers borne in clusters terminating stem 8 - 10 inches high.
Lower leaves oblong, clustered, undivided; upper ones generally deeply 3 - 5 cleft, stemless, stained on the tip with scarlet.