Penstemon confusus

Photos by: Andrea D. Wolfeİ
Location: Near St. George, Utah

Penstemon confusus is a member of Penstemon subg. Penstemon sect. Gentianoides. The specific epiteth suggests that this species could be confused with something else. It is very similar to P. patens in appearance and there is quite a range of color in the flowers from light pink to dark magenta. This species occurs in California, Nevada and Utah.

The two photos on the right were taken using a 50mm macro lens and a ring flash. I've dissected a flower on the right to show the relative positions of the anthers and staminode.
Penstemon confusus habitPenstemon confusus flowersPenstemon confusus flowers

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Last updated April 20, 1999.