[Beardtongues and Penstemons: The Genus Penstemon East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Herbaceous Penstemon, Rydberg's Penstemon

Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis

Synonym: Penstemon oreocharis

Close-up sideview of a flower of Herbaceous Penstemon, Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis (Synonym: Penstemon oreocharis)

Close-up sideview of the corolla of Rydberg's penstemon (var. oreocharis) beginning to bloom in a vernally moist swale just south of the Steens Mountain North Loop Road, Steens Mountain of southeastern Oregon............June 2, 2012. This site is just south of a stock pond at the uphill edge of the juniper forest.

Close-up of the inflorescence of Herbaceous Penstemon, Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis (Synonym: Penstemon oreocharis) - Herbaceous Penstemon, Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis (Synonym: Penstemon oreocharis) - Herbaceous Penstemon, Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis (Synonym: Penstemon oreocharis)

Rydberg's penstemon (var. oreocharis) beginning to bloom in a vernally moist swale just south of the Steens Mountain North Loop Road, Steens Mountain of southeastern Oregon............June 2, 2012. This site is just south of a stock pond at the uphill edge of the juniper forest.

Herbaceous Penstemon, Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis (Synonym: Penstemon oreocharis) - Herbaceous Penstemon, Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis (Synonym: Penstemon oreocharis)

Rydberg's penstemon (var. oreocharis) blooming (left) in wetland meadows along FS Road #27 in Thompson Valley, Fremont National Forest........May 19, 2016. The stems appear to be glabrous and the sepals are mostly entire and non-scarious. Rydberg's penstemon (var. oreocharis) blooming in moist meadows west of FS Road #4215 in Antler Prairie, Ochoco National Forest...........May 27, 2016.

Inflorescence of Herbaceous Penstemon, Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis (Synonym: Penstemon oreocharis) - Herbaceous Penstemon, Rydberg's Penstemon: Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis (Synonym: Penstemon oreocharis)

Rydberg's penstemon observed at left in a wetland meadow at the junction of FS Roads 42 and 4240, Ochoco National Forest..........June 21, 2017. The photo at right shows Rydberg's penstemon observed along Forest Road 3915 at Willow Creek, Fremont-Winema National Forest......June 30, 2019..

Paul Slichter