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Today's bloom is Castilleja Species (Castilleja elegans)

Bloom of the Day for April 24th, 2013:

Type of plant: Perennials, Parasites and Hemiparasites

Bloom color: Pink, Red, Maroon/Burgundy

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 1

Height: under 6 in. (15 cm)

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Kell wrote:
Such an odd looking bloom. This photo makes me want to touch it.

DavidofDeLand wrote:
It is odd,... and it either has a, " Do I or don't I want to touch it or not look to me! Ha! A great picture of one of those blooms less compelling but interesting. Although I am sure I have many that would be the same to others that I just love! Ha! I stink Stapelia is one of those examples for me. ( The typo was intentional!!! HaHaHa! )

Kell wrote:
LOL David! I love Stepelia blooms too!