Species Identification

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AttributeThe current selection is Penstemon_rubicundus
ClassificationPenstemon Penstemon Peltanthera Peltanthera
GeneralRosy Penstemon. Blooms: June to August.
Anther1.2-1.5 mm opening full length and becoming opposite, smooth.
StaminodeExserted, yellow- to golden-yellow bearded, glandular-puberulent in lower half, fertile stamens included.
Leaves: Lower ones to10 cm (4) long & as wide, oblanceolate, upper leaves as wide, broadly lanceolate, cordate-clasping, distinctly dentate, with stems.
Stems6-20 dm (24-80) tall, herbage glabrous (hairless) and glaucous (bluish).
Inflorescense1-sided, cyme 2-3 flowered, elongate thyrse of several verticillasters, stems short, spreading, glandular-pubescent (sticky hairs), secund (one-sided), bracts much-reduced.
Corolla30-35 mm (1-1 ) long, deep rose-pink, white inside, ventricose-ampliate (swollen bell) with wide mouth, lobes large, spread; glandular puberulent (tacky-downy), inside and outside, lip bearded and sometimes lower one protruding.
Flower Color
Calyx5-7 mm (1/4) long, sepals ovate, glandular-pubescent (sticky hairs).
HabitatRocky canyon floors and slopes, 1400-2000 m (4700-6700) elev.
RangeEndemic to Wassuk Range, Mineral Co., and an outlier to the west in the s. Pine Nut Mts., Douglas Co., NV.