|Slender Beardtongue © SB|
A few weeks later, I saw these Penstemon again, this time in an unmown ditch near Saskatchewan's Parkland region, their tall stems with purple flower clusters and long, slender leaves swaying in the wind.
A closer look inside the mouths of these flowers confirms the source of their name. Yes, the tongues are covered in coarse hairy fibres, like a soft, white beard.
|Inside the mouth of a Slender Beardtongue flower ©SB|
|Slender Beardtongue ©SB|
|Slender Beardtongue cluster ©SB|
|Slender Beardtongue at Grasslands National Park ©SB|
Location: Top 4 pix: near Muenster; Bottom: Grasslands National Park; Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: July 6, 2015 and June 21, 2012.