Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Plant of the Week

Pale beardtongue
Penstemon pallidus Small
other common names: woodland beardtongue
Penstemon: from Greek penta, meaning “five,” and stemon, meaning “stamen”
Pallidus: meaning “pale”
Snapdragon family: Scrophulariaceae

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

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