Species Identification

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AttributeThe current selection is Penstemon_washingtonensis
ClassificationPenstemon Penstemon Penstemon Proceri
GeneralWashington Penstemon Rare Blooms: July into August
Anther0.5-0.6 mm long, the sacs completely opening, spreading nearly opposite and broadly boat-shaped or flat.
StaminodeIncluded with the corolla, bearded about 1/3 its length with short, stiff, yellow hairs.
Leaves2.5-6 cm (1-2+) long including the short stems, basal rosette prominent, entire, smooth, dark green, lance-shaped to oblanceolate; stem leaves few, smaller and stemless, oblong to lanceolate.
Stems1-2.5 dm (4-10) tall, usually several in a tuft, smooth to finely hairy in lines.
InflorescenseGlandular, a panicle or a thyrse of 1 to 3 verticillasters, crowded and many-flowered, somewhat downward pointing below.
CorollaSmall, 9-12 mm (to ) long, deep blue and purple to occasionally cream-colored, not much inflated at the mouth, lightly sticky outside, the palate well-bearded, the lips only moderately flaring.
Flower Color
Calyx4-6 mm (to ) long, sepals mostly lanceolate with a tail-like tip, edges thinned and sometimes ragged.
HabitatOpen slopes and meadows at high elevations.
RangeNorth-central WA, Chelan and Okanogan Cos.