Species Identification

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AttributeThe current selection is Penstemon_tracyi
ClassificationPenstemon Penstemon Penstemon Deusti
GeneralPenstemon RARE. Blooms: July to August.
AntherAbout 0.4 mm, spreading flat.
StaminodeTip hairy-tufted.
Leavesgenerally basal, 30 mm (1) long & 1/3 as wide, obovate, (sub)entire or slightly toothed, thick and leathery; cauline leaves few, 10-20 mm (3/8-3/4 ) long & 2/3 as wide, (ob)ovate to more or less round, base widely wedge-shaped.
StemsMatforming perennial, 8-12 cm (3-5) tall, with glabrous (smooth) leaves.
InflorescenseShort, 2-4 clusters; cyme to 1 cm (3/8) long, 1-2 flowered, generally smooth.
CorollaTiny, 11-13 mm (3/8) long, pink, narrow tube, lobes all small, smooth except for densely long-hairy lower lip.
Flower Color
Calyx2.5-3 mm (<1/4) long, lobes ovate, smooth or glandular-ciliate (sticky-hairy).
HabitatExposed outcrops and cliffs in arid climate; 2000-2100 m (6700-6900).
RangeNorth Trinity Co., in south Klamath Range, CA