Leonard's Beardtongue
Penstemon leonardii
Scrophulariaceae - Figwort or Snapdragon Family

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At Monte Cristo - 2014

At Monte Cristo - 2014

At Monte Cristo - 2014 leonardii penstemon

At Monte Cristo - 2014 leonardii

P. leonardi  anthers are  dehisced (split along a natural line)
at the proximal end (see the white slit at end of anthers)

Photo Details - ŠNicky Davis
Located 5 July 2014 at Monte Cristo Canyon (Ogden), Weber County,  Utah

Native Perennial, lanceolate, opposite leaves, simple leaves  attached to the stem with a stalk, purple flowers directly attach to the stalk (sessile), found in areas of dry rocky sagebrush, Gambel Oak or spruce-fir vegetated slopes at 6500 feet - 9800 foot elevation

Per Andrey Zharkikh, an identification tool is the dehisced anthers found only in P. patricus, P. leonardii, P. platyphyllus, P. sepalulus


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