Penstemon cardinalis ssp. cardinalis

A rare plant, occurring only in the Sierra Blanca and Capitan Mountains. The other subspecies, P. cardinalis ssp. regalis, occurs in the Guadalupe Mts.

A flower with a syrphid fly at Eagle Creek in the Sierra Blanca, 7 Jun 2006.

Plant habit at Eagle Creek, 7 Jun 2006.

Plant habit on the Capitan Peak Trail, Capitan Mts., 4 Jul 2006. It was quite abundant on the trail on this hike.

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