Species Identification

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AttributeThe current selection is Penstemon_degeneri
ClassificationPenstemon Penstemon Penstemon Humiles
GeneralDegener’s Penstemon RARE Blooms in June.
AntherWidely divaricate (spread apart), opening narrowly.
StaminodeOrange bearded, included in flower.
LeavesBasal leaves broad, 7 cm (2 ¾”) long & ¼ as wide; lower stem leaves narrow, to 6 cm & 1/8 as wide, entire, lanceolate, bracts small.
Stems25-40 cm (10-16” tall, stem bare-looking above, with upper leaves reduced.
InflorescenseBare-looking with widely spaced, few flowered clusters, cyme: 1-2 flowers (often only 1 cyme at a node.)
Corolla14-19 mm (1/2-3/4”) long, horizontal, blue, becoming smooth, lip not bearded.
Flower Color
Calyx4-7 mm (<1/4”) long
HabitatOpen juniper woodlands south of the Royal Gorge, may be endangered.
RangeNear Canon City, Fremont Co.CO.