Keckiella antirrhinoides (Benth.) Straw
Bush penstemon, Chaparral bush-beardtongue, Snapdragon penstemon
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: KEAN
A densely branched, 4 ft. perennial or green-woody shrub that bears numerous short, narrow leaves which fall off during drought stress. The best feature of this plant is its succession of summer, snapdragon-like flowers. They are bright yellow, fragrant and showy.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV
Native Distribution: S. CA interior to adjacent Mex.
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes below 4500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Shrubby keckiellas tend to become straggly and may require drastic pruning.
PropagationDescription: Propagate using half-woody cuttings, layering or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Keckiella antirrhinoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Keckiella antirrhinoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Keckiella antirrhinoides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-02-02
Research By: TWC Staff