Taxon  Report   6138    
Penstemon azureus  Benth.
Azure penstemon,  Blue penstemon
Penstemon azureus
© 2005 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Penstemon azureus
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Penstemon azureus
© 2014 Debra L. Cook
Penstemon azureus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Penstemon azureus
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Penstemon
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, Foothill Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Penstemon azureus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).