Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hairy Beardtongue

 Hairy beardtongue (Pentstemon hirsutus) 

Hummingbirds love these wildflowers and I do too. If you look closely at this plant's stem. you can see why it's called "hairy."

A lovely clumping flower

What a pleasure to find a field of these!

24 comments:

Buttons said...

They are beautiful we seem to have an enormous amount of them growing on the farm this year. The Goldfinch love them too. B

Terri said...

Very pretty flowers..I can see why the hummers would love them.

Sandra said...

hairy is not usually pretty but this sure is

Sue said...

We have lots of hummingbirds this year. I am realizing that they are kind of territorial. They get kinda mad at me when I interfere with their flowers!

=)

Lois Evensen said...

What a delicate display of soft color. Very pretty!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful and such unusual looking flowers.

Revrunner said...

What a name.

Karen said...

Beautiful wildflowers! The birds love 'em!

George said...

Your photos are marvelous. I can only imagine how beautiful an entire field of these wildflowers would be.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Perfect for the hummers! Lovely collection of blooms, EG.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers and images!

LONDONLULU said...

What a beautiful flower, something I don't think I've seen - though whoever thought of the name has quite a sense of humor, ha!

Jill said...

Such a funny name for such a pretty flower!

Kara said...

I have seen something similar growing wild. I'm not quite sure if it is the same flower or not. Either way you have photographed it beautifully. I love the coloring.

Michelle said...

Beautiful. I am not familiar with them.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Very pretty! I'm beginning to see the hummers around my flowers. Love those little birds.

Randy said...

It's lovely.

Carletta said...

I didn't know these lovelies. So glad you shared your beautiful shots! I learned a new plant today. :)

Digi-Irma said...

Great flowers, the color is so beautiful.
Regards, Irma

llandudnopictures said...

Glorious, love the name!

Kate said...

Nature's handiwork to be admired.

see you there! said...

Pretty flower but a strange name.

Darla

Carver said...

Very beautiful flower.

Pat Tillett said...

A pretty plant with a strange name! Nice photos...

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