Vail Daily column: Eagle County home to unique flower

By Ross Leonhart

For many, summertime in Colorado evokes images of vibrant vegetation and beautiful flowering plants carpeting our landscapes. One of the most rare and fascinating of these plants is Harrington’s Penstemon (Penstemon harringtonii). Have you ever spotted one? Please join Eagle Valley Land Trust for our free, guided hike on Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to explore the 478-acre West Avon Preserve conservation easement in search of Harrington’s Penstemon.Harrington’s Penstemon has 12 to 18 flowers per plant and is a mixture of hot pink, purple and light blue. It is most often found flowering in June and July …

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