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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Penstemon angustifolius Nutt. ex Pursh
Broad-beard beardtongue, Broadbeard beardtongue, Whorled penstemon
USDA Symbol: PEAN4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Slender stems to 1 ft. with numerous intense-blue, tubular, unevenly 5-lobed flowers in stalked clusters, rising in pairs from upper leaf axils. Leaves are glaucous, blue-green.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun
AZ , CO , KS , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , UT , WY Native Distribution:
ND to e. MT & c. WY, s. to OK, n. NM, w. CO, e. UT & n.w. AZ Native Habitat:
Prairies; sand hills USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sandy soils or light loams
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination is best with cold-moist stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc.
- Tucson, AZNative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff