Flower Food

$49.00

Location: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness | Eastern Oregon

Flower Pictured: Castilleja | Indian Paintbrush | Prairie-Fire

We all know what flowers eat.

Castilleja, commonly known as Indian paintbrush or prairie-fire, is a genus of about 200 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants native to the west of the Americas from Alaska south to the Andes, northern Asia, and one species as far east as the Kola Peninsula in northwestern Russia.

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Location: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness | Eastern Oregon

Flower Pictured: Castilleja | Indian Paintbrush | Prairie-Fire

We all know what flowers eat.

Castilleja, commonly known as Indian paintbrush or prairie-fire, is a genus of about 200 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants native to the west of the Americas from Alaska south to the Andes, northern Asia, and one species as far east as the Kola Peninsula in northwestern Russia.

The flowers of Indian paintbrush are edible, and were consumed in moderation by various Native American tribes as a condiment with other fresh greens. These plants have a tendency to absorb and concentrate selenium in their tissues from the soils in which they grow, and can be potentially very toxic if the roots or green parts of the plant are consumed. Highly alkaline soils increase the selenium levels in the plants. Indian paintbrush has similar health benefits to consuming garlic, though only if the flowers are eaten in small amounts and in moderation.

The Ojibwe used a hairwash made from Indian paintbrush to make their hair glossy and full bodied, and as a treatment for rheumatism. The high selenium content of this plant has been cited as the reason for its effectiveness for these purposes.

- via Wikipedia

Printed on professional 260gsm Hahnemühle Lustre photo paper with a beautiful semi-gloss finish, for the highest quality long-lasting print.

Production: 6 business day + shipping time.

Size Chart

12" x 18"

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