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Penstemon fendleri (Fendler's penstemon)
Schwartzman, Steven

Penstemon fendleri

Penstemon fendleri Torr. & A. Gray

Fendler's penstemon, Fendler penstemon, Purple foxglove

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: pefe

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This perennial grows 12-18 in. tall, slender and erect. The stem and thick, opposite leaves have a whitish look, making the plant appear pale- or grayish-green. The inflorescence is sometimes more than half the height of the plant, with soft lavender flowers growing in loose cluster of 2-3 up the stem. The petals are joined, forming a two-lipped, funnel-shaped blossom.

 

Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AZ , KS , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: S.w. KS, s. to w. TX, s.e. AZ & adjacent Mex.
Native Habitat: Prairies; mountains at lower elevations

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Calcareous, rocky or sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

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:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1314 Collected 2013-06-03 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-06-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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