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Penstemon cobaea

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Penstemon cobaea Flowers and Buds 0426

Another thing I saw on April 19th along US 183 in Burnet County was this Penstemon cobaea, called wild foxglove, prairie penstemon, and large-flowered beard-tongue (among other things). This species is fairly common in central Texas, but somehow today is the first time I’ve shown it in these pages. In a reversal of what you’d expect, you got to see a penstemon from west Texas before the one that’s native in Austin.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 23, 2014 at 5:48 AM

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