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Penstemon Going to SeedPenstemon Going to Seed (07/01/2006) A Penstemon going to seed.

Penstemon SeedsPenstemon Seeds (07/09/2006) Rocky Mountain Penstemon going to seed.

Rocky Mountain PenstemonRocky Mountain Penstemon (07/09/2006) The fruit of the Rocky mountain penstemon is often a deep marroon.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/09/2006) Penstemon near the Big Water Trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/09/2006) A Penstemon found at the Big Water Trailhead (possibly a Whipples Penstemon).

PenstemonPenstemon (07/09/2006) A penstemon found near the Big Water Trailhead.

PenstemonPenstemon (06/15/2006) Penstemon growing along the Terraces-Elbow Fork Trail.

PenstemonPenstemon (05/22/2006) A Penstemon in Neff Creek Canyon in the Wasatch.

PenstemonPenstemon (05/22/2006) A bundle with blue Penstemon and yellow Mule's Ears.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/09/2006) Penstemon on the Little Water Trail in Mill Creek Canyon.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/09/2006) A penstemon along the Little Water Trail.

Penstemon BundlePenstemon Bundle (07/09/2006) A bundle of Penstemon in Little Water area of Mill Creek Canyon. Utah is noted for its diversity of Penstemon.

Blue PenstemonBlue Penstemon (06/15/2006) A blue penstemon growing along the Mill Creek canyon road near Elbow Fork.

Penstemon Going to SeedPenstemon Going to Seed (07/09/2006) Penstemon going to seed in the Little Water area.

Firecracker PenstemonFirecracker Penstemon (06/10/2003) A firecracker penstemon grown from seed.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/21/2006) A Penstemon growing along the Grandeur Peak Trail.

Fruit of PenstemonFruit of Penstemon (07/21/2006) Penstemon going to seed along the Grandeur Peak Trail.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/21/2006) This poor little plant was growing along the trail where hikers like me stomp on it.

PenstemonPenstemon (07/29/2006) A Penstemon in Albion Basin.

Whipple s PenstemonWhipple s Penstemon (07/29/2006) The distinctive Whipple's Penstemon (Penstemon whippleanus) in the Wasatch's Albion Basin.

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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.

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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 (91 pictures) Pictures of gardens.


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