Species Identification

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AttributeThe current selection is Penstemon_leonensis
ClassificationPenstemon Penstemon Fasciculus Fasciculi
GeneralNuevo Leon Penstemon This species is similar to P. gentianoides, but all its parts are smaller. It forms a good-looking clump. Blooms: mid-July to September.
AntherBoat-shaped (naviculate), opposite, opening flat, smooth.
StaminodeDensely yellow-bearded, tip dilated.
LeavesTo 5 cm (2) long; lower leaves 1/6 as wide, upper leaves 1/3 as wide, bracts (reduced leaves in inflorescence) ovate, to 35 mm (1 ) long & as wide, small fascicles, entire.
Stems5-6 dm (20-24) tall, many and leafy.
InflorescenseCyme to 2 cm (3/4) long, 2-4 flowered on one side of stems, with 1-2 flowers open at each node at a time.
Corolla25 mm (1) long, expanded abruptly bell-shaped, widely, 2-lipped, red-purple to deep purple, white inside, sticky-hairy, white in lower throat and deep red guidelines.
Flower Color
Calyx3 cm (>1) long, sepals sharply tipped.
HabitatBelow timberline open pine forests in high mountain elevations, 3000-3350 m (9800-11,000).
RangeWestern Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sierra Madre Oriental (east side) MX.