Taxon  Report   6204 
Penstemon purpusii  Brandegee
Snow mountain beardtongue,  Snow mtn. beardtongue
Penstemon purpusii
© Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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Penstemon purpusii
© Rick York and CNPS
Penstemon purpusii
© 2015 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Penstemon purpusii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Penstemon purpusii
© Rick York and CNPS
Genus: Penstemon
Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.8 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Penstemon purpusii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Jun 23, 2018).

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