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Western Small Flowered Penstemon
Penstemon procerus var. formosus
About Western Small Flowered Penstemon (Penstemon procerus var. formosus) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Western Small Flowered Penstemon (Penstemon procerus var. formosus) is a native perennial herb that grows in Central and Northern California, primarily in the Klamath Mountain Range and High Sierra Nevada regions. It tends to grow in meadows, at elevations from 8200-11800 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.16 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple, Pink

Flowering Season
Flowering Season

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


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

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type

Annual Precipitation: 21.0" - 103.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.87" - 3.52", Coldest Month: 21.5" - 46.2", Hottest Month: 42.7" - 69.3", Humidity: 1.49" - 15.73", Elevation: 4972" - 12226"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Pincushion Beardtongue, Pincushion Penstemon

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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