Castilleja minor is a species of flowering plant in the broomrape family known by the common name lesser Indian paintbrush.
This is an annual herb growing a mostly unbranching slender stem to heights from 30 centimeters to well over a meter. The leaves are lance-shaped and several centimeters long. The top of the stem is occupied by an inflorescence of green bracts tipped with bright red and smaller, yellowish flowers. The fruit is a capsule just over a centimeter long.
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