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Penstemon palmeri

Penstemon palmeri A. Gray

 

Palmer’s Penstemon

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyPlantaginaceaePlantains
GenusPenstemon“Beard-tongues,” a reference to flower shape
SpeciespalmeriAfter 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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Penstemon palmeri (Palmer’s Penstemon)

6/2/2009 · Zion National Park, UT
≈ 3 × 4" (7.5 × 9.9 cm) ID is uncertain

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