Friday, May 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom – “Penstemons – Some of the Most Beautiful Flowers in the World” – presentation by Russ Kleinman

Penstemons are beautiful members of the native flora of New Mexico. Along with showcasing the variety of colors and shapes, we will discuss their adaptations to pollinators, recent changes in their classification, and a new Penstemon species that has appeared in our area. Join us as we examine this most beautiful group of native plants!

Russ Kleinman has been documenting plants in the Gila for 17 years, adding them one by one to He photographed his first Penstemon in 2005 and enjoys searching for rare species of this wonderful genus.

Gila Chapter members will receive a Zoom link by email; any others interested may request a link from All are welcome. For more information check our website at