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Penstemon richardsonii var. richardsonii
This was a well established specimen with stems reaching almost a meter long. The violet trumpet shaped flowers have a staminode that protrudes out and is lightly bearded at the tip (seen in pic 1). The leaves narrow and deeply and irregular toothed (seen in pic 3).
Spotted in a gravely meadow next to the Umtanum Creek in eastern Washington. Cascade foothills.
Cut-leaf penstemon is found from south-central British Columbia through central Washington into northeastern Oregon.
Spotted on Jul 27, 2019
Submitted on Jan 2, 2020