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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Tubular or Bell-Like Flowers )
Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae)

Yellow Penstemon/Yellow Beard-tongue
Penstemon confertus

Season: Spring/Summer
Habitat:
 Montane to Subalpine Dry Areas
Height:
 Up to 50 cm

Description: Penstemons are a very diverse group of flowers however, the vast majority are blue or purple. This is our only plant with tubular yellow flowers and leafs in pairs. The tall, thin stem has several pairs of opposite smooth-margined, clasping leaves. The stem terminates in several dense whorls of yellow, tubular, 5-parted flowers. The flowers have two lips, with the upper lip divided into two parts, and the lower into three. They are approximately 1 cm in length. The whorls of flowers may appear directly above a small pair of opposite leaves, and the whorls are separated from each other by approximately 2.5 cm.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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