Penstemon linarioides A. Gray
Toadflax penstemon, Toadflax beardtongue
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: peli2
Bilaterally symmetrical blue-violet corollas turned to one side in a narrow, long, open flower cluster above a leafy base.
This is a common Penstemon in dry open woodland in the Southwest. Of several species in this huge, beautiful genus that have blue-violet flowers and narrow leaves, some have 2 ridges inside the corolla.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , NV , UT
Native Distribution: Southern Utah and Colorado, to much of New Mexico and Arizona.
Native Habitat: Open, often rocky soil at moderate elevations.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon linarioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon linarioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon linarioides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-07-17
Research By: TWC Staff