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Penstemon albidus (White penstemon)
Reveal, James L.

Penstemon albidus

Penstemon albidus Nutt.

White Penstemon, White Beardtongue, Red-line Penstemon, Red-line Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: PEAL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A stout, erect, 8-12 in. perennial with broad, rough leaves and a densely flowered spike of large, tubular blossoms. Flowers are white, sometimes with a pale pinkish or bluish tube.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: CO , IA , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY
Canada: AB , SK
Native Distribution: S. Man. & Alt., s. through w. MN & n.w. IA, to w. OK, n. TX & n.e. NM
Native Habitat: Gravelly or sandy grasslands

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy, rocky, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Description: Tip and internode cuttings will likely root. Propagation is also possible by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination is best with cold-moist stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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