Beardtongue (Penstemon sp., possibly Penstemon digitalis), an odd-looking flowering plant, was spotted growing along the margin of a large vernal pool at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

One look at the full-size version of the following photo and it’s easy to see the origin of one of the common names for this plant.

Sincere thanks to Karla Jamir for help in identifying the flowering plant. Karla is a plant expert extraordinaire who volunteers at Huntley Meadows Park.

Copyright © 2019 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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2 Responses to “Beardtongue”

  1. Michael Boatwright Says:

    Very nice! I have not encountered this species. 🙂

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