Indian paintbrush

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Indian paintbrush (uncountable)

  1. A herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Castilleja.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 107:
      Webb and Veikko watched across a meadow of larkspur and Indian paintbrush, and behind them a little creek rushed down the hillside.
  2. Gaillardia pulchella (Indian blanket, firewheel), a flowering plant of southern US, from Arizona to Florida, and northern Mexico.
  3. Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed), a milkweed of eastern North America.
  4. Hieracium spp. (certain hawkweeds).