Hike to spotlight rare local flower

9th July, 2015 by

By Edward Stoner

EAGLE COUNTY — For many, summertime in Colorado evokes images of vibrant vegetation and beautiful flowering plants carpeting our landscapes. One of the rarest and most fascinating of these plants is Harrington’s penstemon (Penstemon harringtonii). Have you ever spotted one? If you haven’t, join Eagle Valley Land Trust for a free, guided hike on Saturday to explore the 478-acre West Avon Preserve conservation easement to view Harrington’s penstemon. Harrington’s penstemon is most often found flowering in June and July in dry, sagebrush landscapes between 6,400-9,400 feet on all aspects. For unknown reasons Harrington’s penstemon has not been found in any …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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