Maybe, Castilleja tenuiflora var. xylorrhiza.
These guys are so cute. Endemics to this area.
Bright reddish bracts. Growing near road in wet area.
Bright orange bracts distinguish the many plants alongside road.
Castilleja, commonly known as Indian paintbrush or prairie-fire, is a genus of about 200 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants native to the west of the Americas from Alaska south to the Andes, northern Asia, and one species as far west as the Kola Peninsula in Siberia. These plants are classified in the broomrape family, Orobanchaceae (following major rearrangements of the order Lamiales starting around 2001; sources which do not follow these reclassifications may place...