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White-Margined Beardtongue
(Penstemon albomarginatus )
Scrophulariaceae

Whitemargin Beardtongue; Photo Copyright 2004 James M. Andre
Photo Copyright 2004 James M. Andre

Description: Perennial 15-35cm high with entire, oblanceolate leaves 15-50mm long.  Leaf margins are white in color.  Flower calyx is 3-5mm with white-margined, ovate-elliptic lobes.  Pink to purple corolla is 13-17mm long.

Distribution: Known from southern Nevada, western Arizona, and the Mojave Desert.  Known California populations are located near Lavic, CA and also east of Amboy.  Also known from a population near Yucca, AZ, one near Jean, NV, and one on the Nevada Test Site.

Habitat: Deep, stable sand in outwash canyons and washes, associated with Mojave Desert Scrub, between 700 and 900m.

Flowering Period: Mar-May

Similar Plants: None

Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010