Penstemon barbatus

Photos by: Andrea D. Wolfeİ
Location: Southern Colorado


Penstemon barbatus is a member of Penstemon subg. Habroanthus sect. Elmigra. It has a typical hummingbird floral syndrome. Notice the reflexed lower lip. Many of the red-flowered penstemons have a straight corolla without this reflexed lower lip. This species can be found in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Mexico.

The photo on the top, left was taken with a 50 mm macro lens in the field, whereas the other two photos were done with a ring flash attached to my 50 mm macro lens.
Penstemon barbatusPenstemon barbatus close-up
Penstemon barbatus infl


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Last updated April 20, 1999.