A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Davidson’s Penstemon (Penstemon davidsonii)

Collier Cone Trail, Three Sisters NW, OR, 8/2013.

Collier Cone Trail, Three Sisters NW, OR, 8/2013.

The genus name refers to the flower’s  five stamens.  There are over 200 species of penstemon in the west.  This is a common high-altitude variety in the Cascades.  Distinguishable from rupicola by its lavender color, and from procerus by its single flowers.  Fructicosus and nemorosis  appear at lower elevations.

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Marmot Pass, Buckhorn Wilderness, WA, 7/2017.

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