Taxon  Report   6215 
Penstemon spectabilis  Thurb. ex A. Gray
Showy penstemon
Penstemon spectabilis
© 1995 Christopher L. Christie
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Penstemon spectabilis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Penstemon spectabilis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Penstemon spectabilis, 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 spectabilis
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Genus: Penstemon
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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This plant is available commercially.
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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: Jul 23, 2018).

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