Penstemon pudicus, bashful beardtongue. The staminode (sterile stamen) is looks like a flamboyantly hairy golden tongue in this species of penstemon. Photo by Kate Walker.
The term "pudicus" means bashful or modest and refers to its remote and isolated locations in the Kawich Range. Photo by Kate Walker.
Bashful beardtongue is mostly a woodland-border species growing in partial shade in pinyon-juniper woodlands and subalpine sagebrush zones between 7,500-9,000 feet in Nye County, Nevada. Photo by Kate Walker.
Penstemon pudicus range map.