Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bird Pooped Plant

The mystery plant that appeared in Far Guy’s flower bed has been identified.  It is a pretty native perennial.

Mystery Bird Pooped plant

It finally bloomed and the identification was confirmed.

Penstemon grandiflorus

Penstemon grandiflorus or Large Beard-tongue. A lovely addition to the wild gardens.  I was glad to welcome this bird pooped addition!

Far Guy moved a hunk of Bluestem this week and he has been watering it since it is so warm.  It was a large clump that escaped into the rocks on the east side of the house.

The weather has turned warm. Temperatures are about 85 degrees F  (29 degrees C) during the day.  It cools off at night. Thank goodness:)

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15 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful penstemon. In the mountains on top of old stumps, lots of huckleberry plants proliferate for the same reason: they were pooped there. We are not expected to get out of the low 60s here.

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  2. Very cool plant. Hot here too. Unlike the city, where the concrete holds the heat, it gets cool at night. The perfect weather!!! Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. So, sometimes the birds give us ideas of how they think we should arrange our gardens! Lovely!

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  4. However it got there, it looks like a fine addition to your garden.

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  5. Muggy and raining here today . Lovely wild plant . Have a good day !

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  6. Lovely plant!
    Very warm and humid here today!

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  7. Pretty plant! It's been closer to 100 over here. Bleh! ;)

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  8. Pretty and free. Can't beat that. :o)

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  9. That's pretty hot isn't it? Do you get humidity with that, or are you dry like us?

    We [laughing] are supposed to get to 26 on Sunday...it's still raining here, we will see.

    Love the bird poop plant, send that bird over here.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  10. Penstemon is a flower I learned about just recently in a garden magazine. I had never heard of them before then. It makes sense that there is a wild native of it as that is probably how they developed the commercial plants. It is a neat flower.

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  11. Mysteries are a lot of fun and make you feel successful when it's solved.

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  12. Lovely native flower.

    Lucky you with some warm weather. It's still cool and rainy over here.

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  13. Wow! I have lots of catching up to do! Beautiful wildflower! How did you learn all the latin names?

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  14. Glad you two bunked off for some time at the lake, and some of the best surprises are those Bird Pooped Plants. It's a very pretty one :-)

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