Jun. 18, 2017

sky pilot, Polemonium viscosum

Sky pilot has several common names. I prefer this one, which makes me feel it's guiding us to the skies, just like its habitat in the alpine western mountains. It is also sticky polemonium, after it's viscous foliage. And skunkplant for its aroma. There you see the other two reasons I prefer sky pilot. It grows in AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA(S), AB, and BC. Mount Evans National Park, Clear Creek Co CO, 6/18/13.