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Penstemon jamesii Benth.
James's beardtongue, James's penstemon, James beardtongue, James penstemon
Synonym(s): Penstemon brevibarbatus, Penstemon jamesii ssp. typicus
USDA Symbol: PEJA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, TX Native Distribution:
Extreme s.w. KS,
& s. UT,
s. to w. TX
& n. AZ Native Habitat:
Mesas; limestone hills; pinyon-juniper & pondersona pine associations
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
Record Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Research By: TWC Staff