Penstemon rydbergii A. Nelson
Rydberg's Penstemon, Rydberg's Beardtongue
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: PERY
Small, pale purple to dark blue-violet, bilaterally symmetrical flowers forming 1 or several dense whorls at or along upper part of erect stems.
The dark blue-violet whorls of small flowers help distinguish this common penstemon from most other species.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Southeastern Washington south to eastern California and east to northern Arizona, northern New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and southwestern Montana.
Native Habitat: Open mountain slopes.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon rydbergii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon rydbergii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon rydbergii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-10-17
Research By: TWC Staff