05_20_2017_Hwy 178 - from Hwy 14 to Lake Isabella
I saw a stand of tall, showy penstemon plants next to the highway and had to stop. The striking pink color in good morning light was irresistible. The inside of the flower on the left is lit by light coming through the petals. I don't often get to see into a penstemon flower so clearly.
We've seen suncups in several places in 2016 and 2017. We've learned to spot the pistil ball. Love the yellow color and the red accents. My best guess is Camissonia kernensis. However, when the eFlora entry says "Cross-pollinated. Related to Camissonia parvula, Camissonia pubens, Camissonia pusilla. Subspecies intergrade extensively. ", I think it's time for me to stop.