Taxon  Report   6197 
Penstemon parvulus  (A. Gray) Krautter
Short stalk penstemon,  Small penstemon
Penstemon parvulus
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
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Penstemon parvulus
© 2015 Steve Matson
Penstemon parvulus
© 2015 Steve Matson
Penstemon parvulus, 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 parvulus
© 2000 Dianne Fristrom
Genus: Penstemon
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Habitat: slopes
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3.7 (broad endemic / strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Penstemon azureus ssp. azureus
More information about  Penstemon parvulus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Mar 20, 2018).

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