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Strickland, Sam C.
Penstemon wrightii Hook.
Wright's beardtongue, Wright penstemon
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution: Endemic
to the mts. in the Trans-Pecos, TX; common in Jeff Davis Co. Native Habitat:
Mountains in Trans-Pecos
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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, AZNPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter
- Fredericksburg, TX
Record Last Modified: 2013-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff