Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
(a.k.a. Pepperweed, perennial pepperweed, whitetop, mesa pepperwort)
Indian paintbrush, is admired for its aesthetic value, due to its showy bracts. It grows 9 to 18 inches tall.
Palatability of Indian paintbrush has been rated as fair to good for sheep, poor to fair for cattle, and poor for horses.
Indian paintbrush is widespread, occurring from the desert floors to the subalpine meadows. Some species are known to be partial root parasites, especially with sagebrush. It reproduces by seed and tillering.
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