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Penstemon fruticiformis ssp. fruticiformis

Penstemon fruticiformis Coville ssp. fruticiformis

Death Valley Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)

Synonym(s): Penstemon fruticiformis var. fruticiformis

USDA Symbol: PEFRF3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Bluish lavender to lavender or light pink, with reddish purple nectar guides.

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Habitat: Gravelly washes, canyon floors, creosote shrublands, pinyon-juniper woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-11-09
Research By: CBR

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