Castilleja sessiliflora
(Downy Paintedcup)

Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
      
Castilleja sessiliflora has long, white flowers with a 3-lobed lower lip.  Bracts below the flowers are green to pink. Downy Paintedcup is one of two Paintbrush species growing on the plains, the other being the bright orange Castilleja integra.

Vegetation zone:  Plains
Time of bloom:  April - July
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers