Species Identification

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AttributeThe current selection is Penstemon_moriahensis
ClassificationPenstemon Habroanthus Glabri
GeneralMt. Moriah Penstemon 1978 Rare; little known species endemic to White Pine Co., NV Blooms: June and July.
Anther2.0-2.8 mm, opening nearly the full length, but not next to the connective, with long tangled hairs that exceed the width of the cell, the openings nipple-toothed.
Staminodeincluded, bearded with fine whitish hairs at tip, fertile stamens reach the orifice.
Leaves4-8 cm (1 -3) long, entire, the basal and lower cauline 4-10mm wide, oblanceolate, tapering to petiolar (stemmed) base, the upper cauline 7-17 mm wide, lanceolate, stemless.
StemsShort-lived perennial herb, 3.5-5 dm (12-18) tall with poorly developed basal leaves; stems erect or ascending, few to several clustered on a thick crown or short branched root base, usually surmounting a taproot. Herbage smooth.
InflorescenseThyrse of 4-8 verticillasters, the cymes 2- to 3-flowered, glandular-puberulent (sticky-fuzz), flowers one side of stem.
Corolla27-33 mm (1+) long, bulging on one side, flower is blue, smooth within and without, including the lower throat.
Flower Color
Calyx7-10 mm (<1/2) long, the sepals lanceolate, sticky-fuzzy, the edges thin and ragged.
HabitatAssociated with sagebrush in pinyon-juniper woodlands, 2500-2700 m, (8200-9200).
RangeWhite Pine Co., NV, n Snake Range near Mt. Moriah and Kern Mts.