Shining Beardtongue (Penstermon nitidus) by Leslie van de Ligt

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Shining Beardtongue (Penstermon nitidus) by 

November 4, 20121

While visiting the Kananaskis. Alberta Canada area earlier this summer I came across this wildflower growing on a steep rocky mountainside.

A very striking plant this penstemon variety nitimus is extremely common along the eastern front of Glacier Park, Montana and Waterton Lakes National Parks. It blooms in early summer. This plant is found to be on the eastern faceing side of exposed peaks.

East Kananaskis Country, Alberta Canada
Canon XSI. Lens Canon 18 – 55 mm

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I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a wee beauty, Leslie! A lovely capture, indeed. I haven’t seen them in these parts, but we do have the Hairy Beardtongue. Sounds like a Viking’s name! :o)

  • Thanks so much Mike. This one is an alpine dweller I’m afraid and I’m pretty sure you don’t have any mountains LOL I was glad there was a guard rail to lean on and John was behind to grab my jacket just in case …. the slope was some steep:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    this is beautiful sis. I think I got it too when we were there together.

  • Thank you Sis and for the fave ….. yes I think you did too. Finding this little fellow was a search and a half I might add.LOL :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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  • Pops, Thank you so very much for The Feature and The Banner. Always Greatly Appreciated :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture…love tjhe bokeh background

  • Larry, Many Thanks for your comment and Banner. Both are so very appreciated! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    Beautiful little flower,……captured perfectly,…

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    What a Dear little flower Leslie & you have captured it so well.and you even know the name well done

  • Jessica Dzupina
    Jessica Dzupinaover 3 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 3 years ago

    A lovely find

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 3 years ago

    So beautiful, I am learning so much, Leslie !

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