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Penstemon grinnellii ssp. scrophularioides
Penstemon grinnellii Eastw. ssp. scrophularioides (M.E. Jones) Munz
Synonym(s): Penstemon grinnellii var. scrophularioides
USDA Symbol: PEGRS
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A low, spreading, showy perennial to 1 1/2 ft. high with blue-green leaves and 1 in. violet to violet-blue flowers.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
C. CA Native Habitat:
Dry slopes of foothill & pinyon-juniper woods; 1800-6000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.
PropagationDescription: Propagate using half-woody cuttings or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff