Species Identification

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AttributeThe current selection is Penstemon_neotericus
ClassificationPenstemon Saccanthera Saccanthera Heterophylli
GeneralPlumas County Penstemon. It is an uncommon plant with tube and lips different colors, giving an opalescent look. Blooms July and August
Anther2.4-3.2mm (<1/8) long, opening across common tip 2/3-4/5 their length, inner margins white-hairy.
Staminodeglabrous
LeavesUpper 30-85 mm (1-3) long, lanceolate, entire
Stems25-80 cm, glabrous, glaucous, woody-branched below.
Inflorescenseglandular (sticky).
Corolla23-39 mm (1-1 ) long, blue to pink-purple, glandular outside, floor white; glabrous, buds yellow.
Flower Color
Calyx4-7 mm (<1/4) long, lobes lanceolate to ovate.
HabitatVolcanic soils of scrub, open forest; 1000-2200m (3000-6000)
RangeNorthern Sierra Nevada Mts., and Cascade Range, CA