Snapdragon (06/24/2009) We planted snap dragons some 20 years ago and they keep coming back.
SnapDragon (06/24/2009) A snapdragon framed by a yellow columbine.
Toadflax (07/02/2008) I thought I had found an exciting new flower. To my dismay, it turns out to be an invasive weed named Toadflax (a relative of the Snapdragon).
Toadflax (07/02/2008) Toadflax used to be included in the Scrophulariaceae family. It is now in the Plantaginaceae family.
Indian Paint Brush (06/20/2006) Indian Paint Brush (Castilleja spp.) is semi-parasitic plant that brightens the forest floor of the Rockies with bright red flowers.
Indian Paint Brush (06/20/2006) Close up of the Indian Paint Brush (Castilleja spp. of order Orobanchaceae). Note, the actual flower of the Indian Paintbrush is small. Most of the red is sepals and red leaves.
The Scrophulariaceae (figwort family) is currently being rethought. After molecular analysis, botanists moved the Indian Paintbrush from the Scrophulariaceae Family to the Orobanchaceae Family and made changes to members of the Lamiales order.
Having learned how to pronounce Scrophulariaceae, I think I will keep both Families on this page until I have enough pictures to justify making a change.