Saturday, July 27, 2013

Penstemon fruticosus

Penstemon fruticosus by andiwolfe
Penstemon fruticosus, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Photographed on Moore's Mountain, just north of Boise, Idaho. This is one of the species in subgenus Dasanthera - the basal lineage of this very large and diverse genus of plants.

I just love the way the anthers are so hairy and the corolla is pleated. These are characteristics unique to the subgenus, and are ones important for pollination.

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