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Penstemon pseudospectabilis ssp. pseudospectabilis

Penstemon pseudospectabilis M.E. Jones ssp. pseudospectabilis

Desert Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)

Synonym(s): Penstemon pseudospectabilis ssp. typicus

USDA Symbol: PEPSP

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Rose pink, with reddish purple nectar guides.

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , UT
Native Habitat: Rocky or gravelly washes, canyon floors, creosote shrublands, juniper-pine woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 pseudospectabilis ssp. pseudospectabilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon pseudospectabilis ssp. pseudospectabilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon pseudospectabilis ssp. pseudospectabilis

Metadata

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

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