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Shrubby Beardtongue
(Shrubby Penstemon)

Penstemon fruticosus



First Noted by Expedition
June 15, 1806, on the Lolo Trail, Idaho.
 

Description
A bushy plant, usually much broader than tall, with large, showy, pale lavender or pale blue-violet, bilaterally symmetrical flowers in crowded, narrow clusters at stem ends. Corolla 1-2 in (2.5-5 cm). Leaves to 2.5 in (6.5 cm) long, opposite, lanceolate or ovate. Height: 6-16 in (15-40 cm).
 

Habitat
Rocky, open, or wooded sites from foothills well into mountains.
 

Range
Southern British Columbia south to central Oregon and east to western Montana and western Wyoming.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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