help me ID this flower?

jacqueline9CAJuly 10, 2013

I took this picture of what I think is a wildflower in Northern California, at about 3500 feet in the mountains. I would like to identify it, but I have no idea where to start. Any thoughts on what it might be, or even what kind of flower it is? Thanks a lot for your help -

Jackie

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nonmember_gw

Penstemon. Possibly P. speciosus.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 1:57PM
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jacqueline9CA

Thanks very much! That gives me somewhere to start -

Jackie

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 4:51PM
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Rhubarbman

There are lots of Penstemon species, most doing very well, once established, in very dry, rocky soils. They start readily from scattering the seed in the flower bed but may take two to three years to flower. They make a attractive addition to the flower garden.

I have found that the white-flowered species are short-lived, at least in my garden.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 10:31PM
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thebadmonkey(z7 Ok)

I love Penstemon. I wish I could find something like that in the "wild" of Oklahoma!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 10:54PM
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