Sisters is home to a rare botanical treasure

The Nugget highlights a rare endemic plant found in Sisters
By Rima Givot
The Nugget

With great summer weather and little opportunity to gather inside, people are increasingly looking to nature to find peace, recreation, and entertainment. We are especially lucky to have access to local natural resources that draw so many people to Sisters, including the snow-capped mountains, dark skies at night, and public lands with miles of varied forest ecosystems, from the alpine to the high desert, supporting a rich diversity of species.

Sisters Country is especially fortunate to host a beautiful and rare endemic plant, Peck’s penstemon (Penstemon peckii), which inhabits the ponderosa pine forests in the transition between subalpine and high desert biomes...