America's great unknown alpines part one...Collomia!
This is the form predominating in Wyoming and Utah--a wonderful pink with longer trumpets. I have had the most success with this--perhaps because of its lower latitude and altitude...
These are all images scanned by Ann Frazier, a volunteer at Denver Botanic Gardens: I have not encountered this plant in either the wild nor in gardens since I switched to digital. I intend to be passing through its range in the next few weeks--and hope I can bring back a bounty of seed so I can see once again if these can be tamed a bit more permanently...
There are other collomias--many of them annuals--well worth growing as well, but these three variations on the theme of debilis are the queens of the genus--and possibly three of the most promising wild flowers that still elude our gardens!