Today’s images are from one of my favourite haunts (the Siskiyous), and contributed by foliosus@Flickr aka Brent Miller of Portland, Oregon: original image 1 | original image 2 | Botany Photo of the Day Flickr Pool. Thank you.
Splithair Indian paintbrush is endemic to the Klamath Mountains of southwest Oregon and northwest California. It is a high-elevation species (1500m-2300m (4900ft.-7550ft.), preferring soils of decomposed granite or marble. The species was first described in 1912 by Jesse Greenman.
CalPhotos has additional photographs of Castilleja schizotricha.