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Penstemon rattanii (Rattan's penstemon)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Penstemon rattanii

Penstemon rattanii A. Gray

Rattan's Penstemon, Rattan's Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: PERA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (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 rattanii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon rattanii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon rattanii


Record Modified: 2022-12-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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