Oct. 28, 2018
sidebells penstemon, Penstemon secundiflorus
Sidebells may have been the flower that caught my eye and had us pulling over at this spot. One of the really outstanding members of the penstemon clan, and it's a pretty outstanding clan. It's also called pride of the mountain, and has caught the eye of gardeners. It makes an eye catching addition to a dry spot in your garden. Have I said sidebells is eye catching? It grows in dry mostly open areas of CO, NM, and WY. Lake Co CO, 620/13.