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Penstemon pruinosus

Penstemon pruinosus Douglas ex Lindl.

Chelan Beardtongue, Chilean Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)


USDA Symbol: PEPR3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Blue to lavender, purple or violet, with purple nectar guides.


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Open grassy, sandy, gravelly and rocky slopes, pine and pine-fir woodlands, sagebrush shrublands.

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-09
Research By: CBR

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