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Castilleja coccinea | Scarlet Indian Paintbrush | Prairie Fire


Here I am offering seeds from Castilleja coccinea, also known as Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, and prairie-fire. Growing to about 2 feet tall, this perennial is very popular among the butterflies, bees, and birds. Preferring sun or partial shade, the blossoms boast a wide array of yellows, reds, and oranges from the middle of Spring until early Summer. The flowers are edible and are sometimes used in salads. Castilleja coccinea is the larval host plant for the Chalcedon Checkerspot, Theona Checkerspot, Black Checkerspot, Ediths Checkerspot, Fulvia Checkerspot, and Leanira Checkerspot butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 4b to 8

Castilleja coccinea Scarlet Indian Paintbrush Prairie Fire

Castilleja coccinea Scarlet Indian Paintbrush Prairie Fire

Castilleja coccinea Scarlet Indian Paintbrush Prairie Fire

Castilleja coccinea Scarlet Indian Paintbrush Prairie Fire
Castilleja coccinea | Scarlet Indian Paintbrush | Prairie Fire

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Here I am offering seeds from Castilleja coccinea, also known as Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, and prairie-fire. Growing to about 2 feet tall, this perennial is very popular among the butterflies, bees, and birds. Preferring sun or partial shade, the blossoms boast a wide array of yellows, reds, and oranges from the middle of Spring until early Summer. The flowers are edible and are sometimes used in salads. The flowers of this plant can be eaten in small amounts and in moderation. The other parts of the plant are toxic because of their high selenium content. Castilleja coccinea is the larval host plant for the Chalcedon Checkerspot, Theona Checkerspot, Black Checkerspot, Ediths Checkerspot, Fulvia Checkerspot, and Leanira Checkerspot butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 4b to 8








Castilleja sessiliflora | Downy Indian Paintbrush | Paintedcup


Here I am offering Seeds from Castilleja sessiliflora, also known as downy Indian paintbrush, and downy paintedcup. Growing to a height of 1 foot maximum, this plant brings interest to any garden. This plant plant is parasitic under natural conditions and is also photosynthetic to some degree. It taps into the root system of the host plant to get the nutrients and water that it needs to stay alive. This should be planted with a short grass or other appropriate host in order for it to survive. This is a larval host plant for the Leanira Checkerspot, Theona Checkerspot, Black Checkerspot, and Ediths Checkerspot butterflies. The flowers of this plant can be eaten in small amounts and in moderation. The other parts of the plant are toxic because of their high selenium content. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8

Castilleja sessiliflora Downy Indian Paintbrush Paintedcup

Castilleja sessiliflora Downy Indian Paintbrush Paintedcup

Castilleja sessiliflora Downy Indian Paintbrush Paintedcup

Castilleja sessiliflora Downy Indian Paintbrush Paintedcup
Castilleja sessiliflora | Downy Indian Paintbrush | Paintedcup

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Here I am offering Seeds from Castilleja sessiliflora, also known as downy Indian paintbrush, and downy paintedcup. Growing to a height of 1 foot maximum, this plant brings interest to any garden. This plant plant is parasitic under natural conditions and is also photosynthetic to some degree. It taps into the root system of the host plant to get the nutrients and water that it needs to stay alive. This should be planted with a short grass or other appropriate host in order for it to survive. This is a larval host plant for the Leanira Checkerspot, Theona Checkerspot, Black Checkerspot, and Ediths Checkerspot butterflies. The flowers of this plant can be eaten in small amounts and in moderation. The other parts of the plant are toxic because of their high selenium content. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8








Claytonia virginica | SpringBeauty | Fairy Spud | Good Morning Spring


Here I am offering Seeds from Claytonia virginica, also known as Eastern Spring Beauty, fairy spud, Good Morning Spring, Hammonds claytonia, and Virginia Springbeauty. Native Americans and Colonialists ate the croms of these plants. The roots can be eaten raw, in which case the flavor resembles a radish, or they vcan be cooked in which case they have a nutty and potato type of flavor. The leaves and flowering stems can be eaten raw, normally on salads, or cooked and eaten like greens.  They are eaten similar to the way we eat potatoes. This plant attracts bees and predatory insects which prey on the pest insects. It is a documented nectar source for the West Virginia White butterfly. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8

Claytonia virginica Spring Beauty Fairy Spud Good Morning Spring

CClaytonia virginica Spring Beauty Fairy Spud Good Morning Spring

Claytonia virginica Spring Beauty Fairy Spud Good Morning Spring

Claytonia virginica Spring Beauty Fairy Spud Good Morning Spring
Claytonia virginica | SpringBeauty | Fairy Spud | Good Morning Spring

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Here I am offering Seeds from Claytonia virginica, also known as Eastern Spring Beauty, fairy spud, Good Morning Spring, Hammonds claytonia, and Virginia Springbeauty. Native Americans and Colonialists ate the croms of these plants. The roots can be eaten raw, in which case the flavor resembles a radish, or they vcan be cooked in which case they have a nutty and potato type of flavor. The leaves and flowering stems can be eaten raw, normally on salads, or cooked and eaten like greens. They are eaten similar to the way we eat potatoes. This plant attracts bees and predatory insects which prey on the pest insects. It is a documented nectar source for the West Virginia White butterfly. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8