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Penstemon venustus (Venus penstemon)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Penstemon venustus

Penstemon venustus Douglas ex Lindl.

Venus penstemon

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: PEVE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple


USA: CA , ID , OR , UT , WA

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

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
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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