Kittentails (2)

Besseya alpina

Alpine Kittentails
Besseya alpina

Family:Plantain (Plantaginaceae)
AKA: Alpine Bessaya
Picture taken on: August 21, 2009
Location: Cottonwood Pass, CO
Life Zones: Alpine
Habitat: Tundra, rocky areas

Grows to 6" with mostly basal leaves. Leaves and flower spike are woolly.

Besseya plantaginea

Besseya plantaginea

Family: Plantain (Plantaginaceae)
AKA: White River Coraldrops, White River Kittentails
Photo taken on: June 7, 2009
Location: Pajarito Mtn. Ski Area, NM
Life Zones: Montane to subalpine
Habitat: Wooded slopes

Grows to 1ft with woolly stem and leaves. Tiny whitish flowers grow in a crowded spike with leafy bracts between them. Leaves grow in a basal rosette.

My photo was not good. Photo at left from SEINet.

Blue/Purple Long Clusters