Penstemon palmeri A. Gray
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Genus||Penstemon||“Beard-tongues,” a reference to flower shape|
|Species||palmeri||After Edward Palmer (1829-1911) (From Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, June 11, 1867)|
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Penstemon palmeri description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 24 Jan 2012.
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6/2/2009 · Zion National Park, UT
≈ 3 × 4" (7.5 × 9.9 cm) ID is uncertain
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