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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Penstemon buckleyi Pennell
USDA Symbol: PEBU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Deep, sandy soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff