|Paintbrush are members of the Snapdragon
family. When in bloom (which occurs March - September) they are easily
by thier bushy red flowers. There are over a dozen species of paintbrush
in Arizona, however, they are very similar in appearance and difficult
to tell apart.
Paintbrush are also called
Indian paintbrush grows in a wide variety of habitats
from 2000' to 8000' in elevation including: roadsides, chaparral and
clearings in Ponderosa Pine forests. The plant is good at removing
selenium (a toxic metal) from the soil.