Taxon  Report   6147 
Penstemon cinereus  Piper
Gray beardtongue
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Penstemon cinereus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and Nevada, Oregon.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Penstemon cinereus
© 1990 Dean Wm. Taylor
Genus: Penstemon
Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland
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Accepted by CNPS
PLANTS accepted name: Penstemon humilis ssp. humilis
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 24, 2018).

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