Penstemon barbatus (Beardlip Penstemon)

Family:
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)

Penstemon barbatus is the only red Penstemon found in eastern Colorado, though other red species grow west of the Continental Divide. Leaves are linear and opposite. Plants are 1 to 3 feet tall and grow on rocky or sandy hillsides in southern counties.

Vegetation zone:  Foothills, Montane (5200 - 10,000 ft)
Time of bloom:  June - August
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers