Penstemon angustifolius
(Broadbeard Penstemon)

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)

Penstemon angustifolius is a common Penstemon on the plains. Flowers are bright sky-blue and are positioned on all sides of the stem. Leaves are linear-lanceolate and thick. The staminode, or sterile stamen, has orange hairs near the tip.

Vegetation zone:  Plains, Foothills
Time of bloom:  May - June
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers