Penstemon buckleyi Pennell
Buckley's penstemon, Buckley's beardtongue
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: PEBU
Stiff, whitish-gray stems ascend 16-24 in. and bear thick, waxy, opposite leaves. Showy, pale blue to lavender flowers are borne on a dense, leafy spike-like cluster. Each funnel-shaped flower is nestled in the axil of a floral bract. The throat is marked with prominent purple lines.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CO , KS , NE , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: S.w. KS to c. TX, w. to s.e. CO & e. NM
Native Habitat: Sand dunes; high plains
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Deep, sandy soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon buckleyi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon buckleyi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon buckleyi
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-07-17
Research By: TWC Staff