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Penstemon jamesii

Penstemon jamesii Benth.

James's beardtongue, James's penstemon, James beardtongue, James penstemon

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

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.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun

Distribution

USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy loam to gravelly soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination is best with cold-moist stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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

Bibliography

Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Penstemon jamesii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon jamesii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon jamesii

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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