Taxon  Report   6166    
Penstemon fruticiformis  Coville  var. amargosae  (D. D. Keck) N. H. Holmgren
Death valley beardtongue
Penstemon fruticiformis var. amargosae, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Nevada.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Penstemon fruticiformis ssp. amargosae

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Penstemon fruticiformis ssp. amargosae
More information about  Penstemon fruticiformis var. amargosae
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 20, 2019).