Sep. 29, 2018

scarlet gilia, Ipomopsis aggregata

Scarlet gilia is very nearly the perfect flower for hummingbirds. It's ideally designed for their nectaring, with long tubes to hold their food. The color couldn't be better. You can stand in a mountain meadow with hundreds of these, and it will seem like there as as many hummers at work. Scarlet gilia grows in AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY, and BC. Summit Co CO, 6/16/13.