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Penstemon rostriflorus Kellogg

Penstemon bridgesii A. Gray

Penstemon bridgesii A. Gray var. amplexicaulis Monnet

Bridge’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
SpeciesrostriflorusFrom the Latin rostrum, “a bill, snout or beak,” and rostratus, “beaked,” plus florus, “flowered,” thus meaning “with beaked flowers”

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

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Penstemon rostriflorus (Bridge’s penstemon)

8/28/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 8 × 11" (21 × 27 cm) ID is uncertain

Penstemon rostriflorus (Bridge’s penstemon)

8/28/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 8 × 10" (21 × 25 cm) ID is uncertain


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