Penstemon whippleanus A. Gray
Whipple's Penstemon, Whipple's Beardtongue
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: PEWH
Deep wine-lavender to black-purple bilaterally symmetrical flowers bloom in several clusters in the upper half of leafy stems.
This common mountain Penstemon can ordinarily be recognized by its plump, dark purple, glandular-hairy corollas. However, phases with dingy yellow or white corollas blushed with brown, purple, or blue are frequent.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Southern Montana southward through the Rocky Mountain regions to northern Arizona and southern New Mexico.
Native Habitat: In meadows or on wooded slopes, moist areas.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
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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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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon whippleanus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon whippleanus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon whippleanus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-04-22
Research By: TWC Staff