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Penstemon grinnellii ssp. scrophularioides (Grinnell's penstemon)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Penstemon grinnellii ssp. scrophularioides

Penstemon grinnellii Eastw. ssp. scrophularioides (M.E. Jones) Munz

Grinnell's penstemon, Grinnell's beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Penstemon grinnellii var. scrophularioides


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A low, spreading, showy perennial to 1 1/2 ft. high with blue-green leaves and 1 in. violet to violet-blue flowers.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: C. CA
Native Habitat: Dry slopes of foothill & pinyon-juniper woods; 1800-6000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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


Description: Propagate using half-woody cuttings or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-07-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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