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Penstemon jamesii Benth.
James's beardtongue, James's penstemon, James beardtongue, James penstemon
USDA Symbol: PEJA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Jamesí beardtongue is a variable penstemon across its range, averaging 1 ft. tall, with lavender to purple, pouched flowers in crowded, one-sided racemes. Linear to lance-shaped leaves line the few erect stems.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun
CO , KS , NM , TX Native Distribution:
Extreme s.w. KS, s.e. CO & s. UT, s. to w. TX & n. AZ Native Habitat:
Mesas; limestone hills; pinyon-juniper & pondersona pine associations USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy loam to gravelly soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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, AZ
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Record Modified: 2012-05-07
Research By: TWC Staff