Keckiella corymbosa (Benth. ex A. DC.) Straw
Red Shrubby Penstemon, Redwood Keckiella
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Synonym(s): Penstemon corymbosus
USDA Symbol: KECO2
A low, dark green shrub with bright, brick red, bilaterally symmetrical flowers in bunches at branch ends.
After the summer heat dries the low mountains, driving most wildflowers to seed and browning the grasses, Red Shrubby Penstemon begins to flower, providing a final source of nectar before the hummingbirds must seek food higher in the cooler mountains or, if late in the season, migrate south. This small genus was recently segregated from the larger genus Penstemon; its name honors David Keck, a student of Penstemon and California plants in general.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Native Distribution: Northwestern California south through northern Coast Ranges.
Native Habitat: Open, rocky slopes and cliffs.
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Keckiella corymbosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Keckiella corymbosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Keckiella corymbosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff