|Cirsium scariosum ssp coloradoensis|
Soon we came across a whole meadow filled with the lovely lavender penstemon...
We drove further north, and took a short detour as we entered the Wet Mountain valley to where Mike Bone and Larry Vickerman had seen some yellow ladyslippers along an irrigation ditch in the scene depicted in the very first shot--those meadows dominated with Caraway (Carum carvi)...
|Maianthemum (Smilacina) stellatum|
And finally, the ladyslipper--which I showed earlier this year in a posting I did on ladyslippers in the wild: but I didn't show this picture at that time (you see, I always hold something back for the winter months! Clever old chap, don't you agree?)