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Penstemon leiophyllus (Smoothleaf penstemon)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Penstemon leiophyllus

Penstemon leiophyllus Pennell

Smoothleaf Penstemon, Smoothleaf Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: PELE7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ

Additional resources

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


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

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