Castilleja Coccinea, or more commonly know as Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and red flowers of the genus Castilleja. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 1.6 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during mid spring and is tolerant of shade. Castilleja Coccinea or Scarlet Indian Paintbrush's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
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