Penstemon

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Wet PenstemonWet Penstemon (06/16/2009) The penstemon are enjoying an unusually wet Spring.

Penstemon Penstemon (06/06/2009) Utah offers a wide assortment of Penstemon

Penstemon Penstemon (06/06/2009) Penstemon offers a swath of dark blue to a Utah garden.

PenstemonPenstemon (06/06/2009) A close up of a Palmer's Penstemon. Beardstongue is noted for the extra decorative stemon.

Palmers PenstemonPalmers Penstemon (07/02/2008) Palmers Penstemon in a rock garden.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/02/2008) Neff Creeks sports a variety of Penstemon. There are so many species of Penstemon that I think the plant itself has a hard time keeping them straight.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/02/2008) An arrangement of Penstemon in Neff Creek canyon.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/02/2008) Penstemon in Neff creek canyon.

PentstemonPentstemon (06/16/2008) The penstemon were out with a vengeance during my walk up Neff Creek Canyon.

PenstemonPenstemon (06/16/2008) There are so many varieties of penstemon in Utah that I feel uncomfortable identifying the plants beyond species.

PenstemonPenstemon (06/16/2008) There is a distinct pattern of alternating leaves and flowers on this bad boy.

PenstemonPenstemon (06/16/2008) This penstemon appears to be growing like a vine.

Beard-tongueBeard-tongue (06/16/2008) Penstemon are commonly known as Beardstongue. This perennial is great for Utah gardens.

Penstemon under a RockPenstemon under a Rock (06/20/2006) A Penstemon growing from under a rock near the Middle Fork of the Weber River in the Uinta Mountains.

PenstemonPenstemon (05/22/2006)

Little Flower PenstemonLittle Flower Penstemon (06/20/2006) Small Penstemon growing in a field adjacent to the Ledgefork Campground.

PenstemonPenstemon (06/20/2006) A Penstemon near Yellow Pine Creek in the Uintas.

PenstemonPenstemon (06/20/2006) A penstemon growing in the Yellow Pine Campground.

PenstemonPenstemon (06/20/2006)

PenstemonPenstemon (06/15/2006) A penstemon thriving in the upper section of the Elbow Fork Trail.

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Penstemon Genus

Penstemon (also called beardtongues) is a genus of flowering plants that grows primarily in North America. The flowers in this genus have two lips and a large infertile fifth stamen. The genus contains some 250 species of plants. Due the large number of species growing in similar climates, I am extremely hesitant to guess the full species name for the pictures I take.

Penstemons are extremely common in the Mountain West (Utah), growing in both the desert and high mountains. Penstemon are a periennial that do well in gardens in Utah and Colorado.

Penstemon used to be placed in the Scrophulariaceae family. They are now placed in the Plantaginaceae family. For the moment, I will have them broken out into their own genus gallery.

Context: Genera

Wildflowers (123 pictures) Pictures of wildflowers from the Mountain West.

Flower Power (136 pictures) Pictures of flowers.

Scrophulariaceae Family (49 pictures) Penstemon was formerly listed under Scrophulariaceae.

Garden Shots (90 pictures) Pictures of gardens.

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