Flowers of the Day: Lyre-Leaved Sage and Hairy Beardtongue

I wrote about both of these plants last year, so I won’t go into details in this post. They bloom at about the same time and grow to about the same height, but they don’t enjoy the same conditions (moist and rich soils and some shade for the sage; drier soils and sunlight for the beardtongue). At first glance, from eye level, you might mistake one for the other.

But I do have better pictures this year.  Enjoy.

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Salvia lyrata
Lamiaceae

(See how happy it is in the deep shade?  I was lucky to get a shaft of light on it.)

 

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Penstemon hirsutis
Scrophulariaceae

(full sun on a rocky ledge)

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