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Penstemon barbatus ssp. torreyi (Torrey's penstemon)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Penstemon barbatus ssp. torreyi

Penstemon barbatus (Cav.) Roth ssp. torreyi (Benth.) D.D. Keck

Torrey's Penstemon, Torrey's Beardtongue

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Penstemon barbatus var. torreyi, Penstemon torreyi

USDA Symbol: pebat

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry

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 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 barbatus ssp. torreyi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon barbatus ssp. torreyi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon barbatus ssp. torreyi


Record Modified: 2023-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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