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Stephen's Beardtongue
(Penstemon stephensii )
Scrophulariaceae

Stephens' Beardtongue; Photo Copyright 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Photo Copyright 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Description: Perennial. Shrub 1-5 feet (30-150cm) tall, with-out hairs. Leaves triangular to ovate with margins finely and sharply toothed. Upper pairs fused at base around the stem, 1-2 inches (25-50mm) long. Iflorescence an egg shaped panicle and slightly glandular. Calyx 1/8 inch (3-4.5mm) long. Corolla rose to magenta, tubular, 5/8 - 7/8 inches (17-22mm) long, 1/8 inch (4-5mm) wide.

Distribution:

Habitat: Rocky slopes, sagebrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodland. Elevation 5000-6000 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms April - June.

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

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Last updated: 08-05-2010