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Penstemon fendleri Torr. & Gray
Fendler's penstemon, Fendler penstemon, Purple foxglove
USDA Symbol: PEFE
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This perennial grows 12-18 in. tall, slender and erect. The stem and thick, opposite leaves have a whitish look, making the plant appear pale- or grayish-green. The inflorescence is sometimes more than half the height of the plant, with soft lavender flowers growing in loose cluster of 2-3 up the stem. The petals are joined, forming a two-lipped, funnel-shaped blossom.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
AZ , KS , NM , OK , TX Native Distribution:
S.w. KS, s. to w. TX, s.e. AZ & adjacent Mex. Native Habitat:
Prairies; mountains at lower elevations USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Calcareous, rocky or sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TXTohono Chul Park, Inc.
- Tucson, AZ
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1314
Collected 2013-06-03 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2010-06-23
Research By: TWC Staff