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Penstemon pallidus Small
Synonym(s): Penstemon arkansanus var. pubescens, Penstemon brevisepalus
USDA Symbol: PEPA7
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)
Slender, herbaceous perennial, 8-24 in. tall. White, snapdragon-like flowers are marked with fine purple lines within the throat.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun
, WV Native Distribution: ME
to MI, IL
s. to NY, KY
& KS Native Habitat:
Dry woods; fields
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained 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
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Oregon Native Plant Nursery
- Woodburn, OR
Record Last Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff