Bohemia Ecological Preserve

Franciscan Paintbrush is a rare plant limited to the coast in the San Francisco Bay Area. The long flower stalk is made up of long, pointed bracts tipped in neon red-orange or deep red. Between the colorful bracts is the lighter yellow-green, hairy flower tube with its sticky stigma peeking out. It is a spreading perennial herb up to 3' tall. Its long leaves are gray-green to purple, and usually hairy.