Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Penstemon virgatus Gray
(Wandbloom Penstemon, Blue Beardtongue)
Family: Plantaginaceae, formerly Scrophulariaceae
By subsp., see Allred
Penstemon virgatus is a beautiful upper elevation plant with a light purple corolla. The corolla throat has
deep purple guidelines on the inside. The guidelines disappear in dried herbarium specimens. Penstemon virgatus is found in moist meadows.
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Penstemon virgatus, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Signal Peak turnoff, July 2, 2007
Penstemon virgatus, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Signal Peak turnoff, Oct. 5, 2008
Penstemon virgatus, closeup of flowers, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Sheep Corral Canyon, July 11, 2009
Penstemon virgatus, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Indian Creek, June 30, 2010
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