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Penstemon nitidus

Penstemon nitidus Douglas ex Benth.

Waxleaf Penstemon, Waxleaf Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PENI3

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Blue

Distribution

USA: ID , MT , ND , SD , WY
Canada: AB , SK
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Benefit

Use Wildlife: Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Hummingbirds

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.

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:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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