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Beaked Penstemon
Penstemon rostriflorus
  
About Beaked Penstemon (Penstemon rostriflorus) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Penstemon rostriflorus is a species of penstemon known by the common name Bridge penstemon, or Bridges' penstemon. It is native to the southwestern United States, where it grows in many types of sagebrush, scrub, woodland, and forest habitat. It is a perennial herb growing in clumps of many erect stems from a woody base. It may reach one meter in height. The leaves are linear to lance-shaped, smooth-edged, and up to 7 centimeters long. The hairy flower cluster bears tubular red to orange-red flowers 2 to 3 centimeters long. The mouth of the flower has a hooded upper lip and a three-lobed lower lip.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1 - 3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red, Orange

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

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

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment; 1-3 mos. stratification may improve germination.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.1" - 60.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 4.45", Coldest Month: 19.8" - 53.9", Hottest Month: 41.2" - 77.4", Humidity: 0.88" - 29.07", Elevation: 383" - 12226"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Beaked Beardtongue, Beakflower Penstemon, Bridge Penstemon, Bridges' 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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