Montana Outdoors

May 24, 2008

Another new love

It was standing in the rain on a steep bank between the river and the meadow, in a place in which I wouldn’t have been except for a date I had with a big trout (fish don’t mind the rain, you know), and it was love at first sight!

With wildflowers, if you aren’t in exactly the right place at exactly the right time you will never know they exist, and that must have been the way it was for many years because I have never run across this beautiful little flower before. To attempt to do it justice I have included a number of photos showing the many different moods it seems to be able to create.

Broad-beard beardtongue, Broadbeard beardtongue, Whorled penstemon,
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family), Penstemon angustifolius.

Broadbeard beardtongue

Broadbeard beardtongue

Broadbeard beardtongue

Broadbeard beardtongue

Broadbeard beardtongue

Broadbeard beardtongue

Penstemon angustifolius at USDA Plants

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