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Penstemon wrightii (Wright's beardtongue)
Strickland, Sam C.

Penstemon wrightii

Penstemon wrightii Hook.

Wright's beardtongue, Wright penstemon

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: pewr2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: Endemic to the mts. in the Trans-Pecos, TX; common in Jeff Davis Co.
Native Habitat: Mountains in Trans-Pecos

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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:

Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2013-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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