Oreocarya thyrsiflora or Cryptantha thyrsiflora
(Calcareous Cryptantha)
Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
Oreocarya thyrsiflora usually has several stems per plant. Inflorescences are shaped like small trees, with long flowering branches. Usually found on rocky soils and outcroppings.

Compare to O. celosioides, which has short flower branches and a narrower architecture.
O. celosioides and O. thyrsiflora are sometimes found growing near each other in northeastern counties.

Vegetation zone:  Plains   (3800 - 9600 ft.)  (higher elevations are for populations found in South Park)
Time of bloom:  April - June
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers