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Penstemon pachyphyllus (Thickleaf penstemon)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Penstemon pachyphyllus

Penstemon pachyphyllus A. Gray ex Rydb.

Thickleaf Penstemon, Thickleaf Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: PEPA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Violet


USA: AZ , CO , NV , UT , WY

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:

Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


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

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