[Paintbrushes: The Genus Castilleja West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip

Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua

Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides

Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides)

Estuarine paintbrush blooming at the upper fringes of the mud flat ringing Tillamook Bay at Bayocean Spit on the Oregon coast....................May 13, 2010.

Close-up sideview of the calyx and corolla of Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides)

Close-up views of the stem leaf, floral bract, calyx and corolla of Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Close-ups of the leaf, bract and calyx and corolla of Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides)

Additional close-up views of estuarine paintbrush blooming at the upper fringes of the mud flat ringing Tillamook Bay at Bayocean Spit on the Oregon coast....................May 13, 2010.

Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonym: Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonym: Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonym: Orthocarpus castillejoides)

Estuarine paintbrush beginning to bloom at the upper fringes of the mud flat ringing Tillamook Bay at Bayocean Spit on the Oregon coast....................May 22, 2009.

Close-up of the flower of Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Close-up sideview of the corolla of Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Close-up ventral view of the corolla of Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides)

Close-up of the flower and bracts of Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Close-up of the corolla and floral bract of Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides)

Estuarine paintbrush blooming at the upper fringes of the mud flat ringing Tillamook Bay at Bayocean Spit on the northern Oregon coast.............August 25, 2012.

Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides) - Estuarine Paintbrush, Paint-brush Owl-clover, Johnny Nip, Johnny-nip: Castilleja ambigua ssp. ambigua (Synonyms: Castilleja ambigua var. ambigua, Orthocarpus castillejoides)

Estuarine paintbrush blooming at the upper fringes of the mud flat ringing Tillamook Bay at Bayocean Spit on the northern Oregon coast.............June 19, 2014.

Paul Slichter