Penstemon newberryi A. Gray
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: pene3
Short, erect, leafy stems, growing from a matted base, with deep pink, bilaterally symmetrical flowers usually all turned to one side in a short raceme.
This handsome species commonly adds bright swatches of color to roadsides in the rocky California mountains.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , NV , OR
Native Distribution: Southwestern Oregon south to southern Sierra Nevada and western Nevada.
Native Habitat: Rocky places from moderate to high elevations.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
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.
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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:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon newberryi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon newberryi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon newberryi
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff