Species Identification

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AttributeThe current selection is Penstemon_viscainensis
ClassificationPenstemon Penstemon Peltanthera Peltanthera
GeneralVizcaino Peninsula Penstemon This recently found penstemon is little known, possibly monocarpic (one-time blooming, then dies). In a year with some rainfall, it reaches eight feet tall. It is not in cultivation. Blooms: February to March.
AntherWidely spreading, flat.
StaminodeSmooth to sometimes slightly bearded and dilated at tip.
LeavesMedium width; lower leaves lanceolate or oblong, to 16 cm (6) long & 1/5 as wide, upper leaves to 10 cm (4) long & 1/6 as wide, bright-green, toothed, lanceolate.
Stems10-25 dm (40-100) tall, rarely shrubby.
Inflorescense1/2 height of plant of 12-30 clusters, cyme usually 1-3 flowered (sometimes longer & 10-flowered.
Corolla18-22 mm (to ) long, reddish-pink or rose-purple, expanded widely.
Flower Color
Calyx4-5 mm (1/4) long.
HabitatSandy arroyos at low elevations.
RangeVizcaino Peninsula, southern tip of Baja Cal., Mex.