|Salvia cf cryptantha|
All Staphylea seem to be pretty much of a muchness--but a very cool muchness that is: the willowy growth and bright green leaves, the clusters of nodding flowers and outrageous bladder seedpods...I would think this merits a little more horticultural hoopla? In how many private gardens have you seen a Stachylea growing?
|Paeonia anomala ssp. veitchii|
These and hundreds more plants are blooming right now at Denver Botanic Gardens: do come visit soon!