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Penstemon dasyphyllus [Plantaginaceae]

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Scientific Name Penstemon dasyphyllus USDA PLANTS Symbol PEDA
Common Name Cochise Beardtongue, Purple Penstemon ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 33870
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Gravelly soils in dry, open areas; desert grasslands, hillsides; 3500 to 5000 ft; somewhat rare.
Plant: Erect perennial 12 to 16 inches tall with pubescent-hairy stems and leaves.
Leaves: Light green, opposite, narrowly-linear to lanceolate and folded blades, 2-3/4 inches long.
Inflorescence: Glandular-hairy terminal racemes of typical beardtongue-shaped blossoms; blue with tinges of purple, tubular corolla about 1 inch long, flaring open into two-lobed upper lip and three-lobed lower lip; throat light-colored; white, hairless staminode (infertile stamen); longer stamens with curved white filaments and hairy, pinkish anthers; cream-colored buds toward the tops of stems.
Bloom period: February to May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, www.americansouthwest.net and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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