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Penstemon thompsoniae (Thompson's penstemon)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Penstemon thompsoniae

Penstemon thompsoniae (A. Gray) Rydb.

Thompson's Penstemon, Thompson's Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: PETH2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Violet


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ

Additional resources

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


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

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