Penstemon fendleri Torr. & A. Gray
Fendler's penstemon, Fendler's beardtongue, Fendler penstemon, Fendler beardtongue, Purple foxglove
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: pefe
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , KS , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: S.w. KS, s. to w. TX, s.e. AZ, and Chihuahua in Mex.
Native Habitat: Prairies; mountains at lower elevations
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Calcareous, rocky or sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitNectar Source: 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:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1314 Collected 2009-06-02 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon fendleri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon fendleri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon fendleri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-07-17
Research By: TWC Staff