Taxon  Report   6165    
Penstemon fruticiformis  Coville
Death valley beardtongue,  Death valley penstemon, Desert beardtongue
Penstemon fruticiformis
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
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Penstemon fruticiformis
© 2015 Steve Matson
Penstemon fruticiformis
© 1998 Christopher Christie
Penstemon fruticiformis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Penstemon fruticiformis
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Penstemon
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Penstemon fruticiformis var. spiciformis
More information about  Penstemon fruticiformis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on 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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).