LOVELY PENSTEMONS

FIRECRACKER PENSTEMON AND FEMALE RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
FIRECRACKER PENSTEMON AND FEMALE RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PENSTEMON
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PENSTEMON

There are over 250 species of penstemons in North America and east Asia. They are also called beard tongues because of the appearance of an open mouth with a fuzzy tongue sticking out. They are usually a deciduous plant that can reach up to ten feet tall. Penstemons are mostly ornamental, but have also been used in medicinal remedies for animals or humans. There are many varieties in northern Arizona, a few I have captured include the firecracker (red), rocky mountain (purple), blue mountain (lavender) and perry (fuchsia).

BLUE MOUNTAIN PENSTEMON
BLUE MOUNTAIN PENSTEMON
BLUE MOUNTAIN PENSTEMON
BLUE MOUNTAIN PENSTEMON
PERRY PENSTEMON
PERRY PENSTEMON

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