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Siskiyou Beardtongue
Penstemon anguineus
About Siskiyou Beardtongue (Penstemon anguineus) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Penstemon anguineus is a species of penstemon known by the common name Siskiyou beardtongue. It is native to the mountains of Oregon and northern California, where it grows in coniferous forests, often in open areas left by logging operations. It is a perennial herb reaching up to about 90 centimeters in maximum height. The oppositely arranged leaves are lance-shaped to oval, the ones higher on the plant clasping the stem. The flower cluster produces several light blue or purple flowers between 1 and 2 centimeters long. The sepals and flowers are coated in hairy hairs. The inside of the flower has many long hairs and the staminode has a sparse hair coating.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple, Blue

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Part Shade


Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, logged places of

Annual Precipitation: 21.7" - 154.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.60" - 5.94", Coldest Month: 31.9" - 47.2", Hottest Month: 50.3" - 72.3", Humidity: 0.29" - 21.93", Elevation: 192" - 7419"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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