Thursday, June 17, 2010

Plant of the Week

Large-flowered beardtongue
Penstemon grandiflorus Nutt.
other common names: shell-leaf penstemon, wild foxglove, Canterbury bells, showy beardtongue, pink beardtongue
Penstemon: from Greek, meaning “five stamens”
Grandiflorus: meaning “large-flowered”
Snapdragon family: Scrophulariaceae

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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