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Penstemon linarioides (Toadflax penstemon)
Gammill, Lynn Crosby

Penstemon linarioides

Penstemon linarioides A. Gray

Toadflax Penstemon, Toadflax Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: PELI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Bilaterally symmetrical blue-violet corollas turned to one side in a narrow, long, open flower cluster above a leafy base.

This is a common Penstemon in dry open woodland in the Southwest. Of several species in this huge, beautiful genus that have blue-violet flowers and narrow leaves, some have 2 ridges inside the corolla.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CO , NM , NV , UT
Native Distribution: Southern Utah and Colorado, to much of New Mexico and Arizona.
Native Habitat: Open, often rocky soil at moderate elevations.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


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

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