Dried Penstemon pseduospectabilis
This dried Penstemon pseudospectabilis is part of NAU’S Colorado Plateau Biodiversity Center
(CPBC). The CPBC is dedicated to the documentation and conservation of all
species native to the Colorado Plateau through research and education. It is composed of decentralized collections
of whole specimens, genetic material, and digital archives in trust for the
scientific research community, the general public, and for future generations.
One collection is the Deaver Herbarium botanical,which houses nearly 100,000 specimens of dried plants from
the Colorado Plateau and nearby deserts. Inside the Herbarium’s cabinets
are dried plants and flowers, which are carefully labeled with salient
information, such as the date the specimen was gathered and the name of the
person who gathered it, allowing future scientists to have as much information
as possible about the specimens they study.
The specimen pictured here was
collected in the Coconino National Forest along the banks of West Clear Creek
at Bull Pen Campground, nine miles north of Camp Verde, Arizona. Photo: IDEA Lab
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