We saw this plant growing by the trail on Long’s Peak just above timberline. It has me stumped so far. I have a guess as to the family it belongs to, but I can’t find anything that seems like a good match in my usual resources. This specimen was nearly three feet tall, and there were a few smaller ones growing nearby. A park ranger happened by, but had no idea what it was.
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I guessed it some kind of mullein. I found a picture of something called “Great Mullein” of the Figwort Family –Verbascum thapsus–that was somewhat similar, esp the leaves, but not as many flowers. The website is ridiculously long…great mullein photo
See if that works.
Figwort family was my guess too, also based on similar-looking mullein. None that I’ve found look very close, though.
USDA plant database photos
Mystery solved! From Al Schneider at http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com: