Taxon  Report   6174 
Penstemon heterodoxus  A. Gray  var. heterodoxus 
Sierra beardtongue
Penstemon heterodoxus var. heterodoxus
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Penstemon heterodoxus var. heterodoxus
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Penstemon heterodoxus var. heterodoxus
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Penstemon heterodoxus var. heterodoxus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Penstemon heterodoxus var. heterodoxus
© 2012 Steven Perry
Family: PLANTAGINACEAE   (PLANTS: SCROPHULARIACEAE)
Genus: Penstemon
Parent Record Penstemon heterodoxus
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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XWALK: Penstemon heterodoxus ssp. heterodoxus
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 25, 2016).

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