Here is a Firecracker Penstemon here in northern Arizona. Penstemon is a common name for “beard tongue”, which comes from the bearded staminode found in most species. They are native to North America, found from Alaska to Mexico and coast to coast. There are many different colors of penstemons. They are found in habitats ranging… Read More FIRECRACKER PENSTEMON
Here are a couple of photos I got from a walk through a wild sunflower patch. It is sunflower season here in northern Arizona!
Here is a Pied Hoverfly in a patch of wild sunflowers in northern Arizona.
Here are two different Lupine’s I saw on a recent walk here in northern Arizona. They are Silvery Lupine and Shortstem Lupine. Similar leaves, yet the height of the plant and the size of the flower clusters show the biggest differences.