Castilleja integra & Selasphorus platycercus
Indian paintbrush (Castilleja integra) and its polliinator, the Broad-tailed hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) reside in the high country of Colorado. This botanical specimen was collected at 7,800' above sea level. This piece was created for the Royal Horticultural Society's Botanical Art Show as part of a group submission of faculty members from the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration. The group was awarded a Gold Medal for their submission.