[The Penstemons of Mt. Adams]

Finetooth Penstemon

Penstemon subserratus

The photo above shows the clasping, nearly perfoliate upper stem leaf of finetooth penstemon. The photos on the upper portion of this page were taken on the east-facing slopes above the White Salmon River along Forest Road #23 at about 3750' on the southwest corner of Mt. Adams..............June 21, 2005.

The photo above shows the gland-covered corolla and calyx of finetooth penstemon.

The photo above shows a close-up frontal view of a flower of finetooth penstemon. The tip of the staminode is yellow-bearded and is about equal to or shorter than the mouth of the flower tube. The anther sacs are barely visible at the top of the tube.

The photo above shows part of the open inflorescence of this unidentified penstemon. The photos on this page were taken on the east-facing slopes above the White Salmon River along Forest Road #23 at about 3750' on the southwest corner of Mt. Adams..............June 21, 2005.

The photo above shows the form of finetooth penstemon.

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of finetooth penstemon as seen along Forest Road #82 on the south side of Mt. Adams................July 1, 2005. Note the long white hairs on the palate and the yellow-bearded staminode also laying on the palate.

The photo above shows a close-up of the upper pair of stem leaves of finetooth penstemon as seen along Forest Road #82 on the south side of Mt. Adams................July 1, 2005. Note the teeth along the leaf margins. Note that the stem is glandular above these leaves but appears glabrous below.

The photo above shows a close-up of the glabrous basal leaf of finetooth penstemon as seen along Forest Road #82 on the south side of Mt. Adams................July 1, 2005.

The photo above shows a close-up frontal view of the flower of finetooth penstemon as seen along Forest Road #82 on the south side of Mt. Adams................July 1, 2005. Note the anther sacs which are fully opened from side to side as well as the white hairs on the palate. Note also the gland-tipped hairs on the outer surface of the corolla tube.

The photo above shows a close-up side-view of the internal structures of the flower of finetooth penstemon as seen along Forest Road #82 on the south side of Mt. Adams................July 1, 2005.

Paul Slichter