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Beardlip Penstemon

Penstemon barbatus

Description:

Scattered all along a hiking trail, this vibrant red-flower plant is also known as prairie-fire. A very thin stalk, folded-in leaves, and the red taquito-like flowers define this particular one. Unfortunately, my camera's macro was not working with me that day, but the next photos I'll have should look clearer!

Habitat:

Occurs in groups and at a decent range of elevation, from about 6,000 to 8,000 feet.

Notes:

At least one foot and up to four feet tall. My first thought that it was a kind of indian paintbrush, i.e. Castilleja species. But upon turning to a listing of flowers in the southeastern Arizona area, Castilleja does not occur there.

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Ivan Rodriguez
Spotted by
Ivan Rodriguez

Arizona, USA

Lat: 31.73, Long: -110.88

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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