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Penstemon deustus (aka "Hot Rock Penstemon")

Penstemon deustus (aka “Hot Rock Penstemon”)

Next year’s American Penstemon Society meeting will be based in Chico, California July 10-12, with an optional all-day excursion on the 13th. The setting will be the northern California mountains (Sierra Nevada, Cascades, Siskiyous). Species of Penstemon we are likely to encounter include , P. cinicola, P. davidsonii, P. deustus, P. gracilentus,  P. heterodoxus, P. laetus, P. neotericus, P. newberryi, P. parvulus, P. personatus, P. procerus, P. purpusii, P. rydbergii, P. speciosus, and P. tracyi. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we see more than these, though.

Penstemon davidsonii; Mount Ashland, Oregon.

Penstemon davidsonii; Mount Ashland, Oregon.

Shannon Datwyler, my first PhD student (and current faculty member at California State University, Sacramento), has been organizing the meeting, and I’m very much looking forward to being back in this region to do some Penstemon photography. I love the area and I can’t wait to be there again. I hope you’ll join us!

More information about registration, etc., will be in the next American Penstemon Society newsletter, and on the American Penstemon Society website. I’ll post updates here as well.

Penstemon laetus

Penstemon laetus

Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis

Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis

Photos by Andi Wolfe ©2011-2014

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