Penstemon virens (Front Range Beardtongue)

Order Lamiales, Family Plantaginaceae, Genus Penstemon

This plant is found in dry meadows and in open woods. It has a color range, and some variation in growth form.




This gorgeous clump of flowers was atop a rock formation in Stilson's meadow, and the day after I took this photo, the whole clump had been destroyed by wind. Occasional white ones pop up elsewhere as well.