Penstemon wrightii Hook.
Wright's beardtongue, Wright penstemon
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: PEWR2
Wright’s beardtongue is a 1-2 ft. perennial with red or pink, narrow, bell-shaped flowers. Stems and leaves are shiny; the leaves, occuring in pairs, are egg-shaped.
The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Native Distribution: Endemic to the mts. in the Trans-Pecos, TX; common in Jeff Davis Co.
Native Habitat: Mountains in Trans-Pecos
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff