Big Larkspur

I’m used to seeing the two-lobed larkspur that grows all over the fields in the early summer, but this is the first time I have seen (or at least recognized) Subalpine Larkspur.  It is sort of bush-like and much bigger than it’s low land cousin. Found these on Trail Ridge Road in a wet meadow.

Larkspur

We found a whole field of these giant subalpine larkspur — hundreds of them mixed in with tall chiming bells and cow parsnip up at Ypsilon Lake. Beautiful!