2877 - AlpenPix (Wild) - 2010-12-30|
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(Uploaded as: Penstemon )
Locality: USA - Colorado - Rabbit Valley near Rabbit's Ear Trailhead, Mesa County, Colorado, elevation about 4,500 feet, growing in dry, clayey soil (possibly from sandstone).
Photographer: Jane Hendrix
Note: This Penstemon stands between 4 and 12 inches. Most plants were about 6 to 8 inches tall. The foliage is gray-green; the flowers are medium blue (my camera shifts blues to pinks). Could this be Penstemon breviculus? (Sent: Alpinefirstname.lastname@example.org)
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