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Penstemon whippleanus

 

 

 

 

Penstemon whippleanus (Whipple's Penstemon)
Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Subalpine.  Woodlands, openings.  Summer.
Grand Mesa, July 11, 2017.

P. whippleanus flowers are almost always deep purple in the most western mountains of the San Juan Range and in the Abajo Mountains of Utah, but on Grand Mesa most plants sport creamy-white flowers that have only small hints of purple.

                                 Penstemon whippleanus

Penstemon whippleanus

 

 

 

 

Penstemon whippleanus (Whipple's Penstemon)
Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)
, formerly Scrophulariaceae (Snapdragon Family)

Subalpine.  Woodlands, openings.  Summer.
Near American Basin, July 24, 2007.

Between Silverton and Lake City, near American Basin, one finds flowers with light lilac and blue flowers.

                   Penstemon whippleanus