Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert: Penstemon Palmeri


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Penstemon Palmeri
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Penstemon is a large genus and there are well over a dozen species in the Mojave Desert. Penstemon palmeri is one of the showier, larger-flowered varieties, growing to a height of seven feet. Flowers are pale to dark pink in color and tend to all face in one direction. The five lobes enclose five white stamens, one bearing a prominent cluster of hairs. Plants are found in the higher regions of the desert, between 4,000 and 6,000 feet.

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