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Mono Penstemon
Penstemon monoensis
About Mono Penstemon (Penstemon monoensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Penstemon monoensis is a species of penstemon known by the common name Mono penstemon. It is endemic to the White and Inyo Mountains of eastern California, where it grows in scrub, woodland, and sandy washes. It is a perennial herb growing erect to about 30 centimeters tall, gray-green in color from a dense coating of light hairs. The paired leaves are lance-shaped, sometimes toothed or wavy along the edges and up to 12 centimeters long. The glandular inflorescence bears cylindrical or funnel-shaped flowers in shades of bright to deep pink, measuring around 2 centimeters in length. The mouth of the flower may have a white or pale area on the floor with a patch of hairs, and the staminode is usually hairy.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

2.8 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Red

Wildlife Supported


Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 5.2" - 11.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.52" - 1.71", Coldest Month: 33.3" - 49.9", Hottest Month: 59.9" - 76.3", Humidity: 2.99" - 28.96", Elevation: 3690" - 6359"

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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