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Penstemon davidsonii Greene

Davidson’s penstemon

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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
GenusPenstemon“Beard-tongues,” a reference to flower shape
SpeciesdavidsoniiNamed for geographer and astronomer Dr. George Davidson (1825–1911)

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Penstemon davidsonii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Penstemon davidsonii (Davidson’s penstemon)

6/3/2009 · Zion National Park, Utah
≈ 13 × 11" (33 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain


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