Sunday, June 28, 2009

Walk In The Field Part 4 - Penstemon Gracilis

Slender penstemon (Penstemon gracilis)
Slender Beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis)

single sterile stamen
four fertile stamens as well
Greek paene, "almost", and stamon, "thread" (filament) or "almost a stamen."
Gracilis means "slender" in botanical Latin.

Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

More Penstemons listed at Figwort Family link above and also here.

Penstemon gracilis = Lilac Beardtongue
Penstemon australis = Slender Beardtongue
figwort or snapdragon family
48 results for penstemon search
12 results if narrowed down to plains region

Google images on penstemon gracilis.

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