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Penstemon newberryi (Mountain pride)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Penstemon newberryi

Penstemon newberryi A. Gray

Mountain Pride

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: pene3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Short, erect, leafy stems, growing from a matted base, with deep pink, bilaterally symmetrical flowers usually all turned to one side in a short raceme.

This handsome species commonly adds bright swatches of color to roadsides in the rocky California mountains.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: Southwestern Oregon south to southern Sierra Nevada and western Nevada.
Native Habitat: Rocky places from moderate to high elevations.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

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
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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


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

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