Waterville 5th Grade

Literate About Biodiversity of the Waterville Plateau

5th Grade Botanist

drawing photo drawing

We study wildflowers in our classroom

Scientific Question & Analysis:

Wildflowers / Weeds of Waterville

Scarlet Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)

Identifying Features
Color: Red
Flowers: Bright red or scarlet bracts
Blooms: July to August – often massed with Lupines
Leaves: Linear
Height: 10-20 inches

photo Grows in mountains of Central Washington.
Found – Badger Mountain

Interesting facts:
Gets its name from an Indian legend about a brave Indian who was trying to paint a prairie sunset and threw down his brushes.


Botanist = A biologist specializing in the study of plants.

Botany = The branch of biology that studies plants.


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