Taxon  Report   6184    
Penstemon laetus  A. Gray
Gay penstemon,  Mountain blue penstemon
Penstemon laetus
© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Penstemon laetus
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Penstemon laetus
© 2001 Steven Thorsted
Penstemon laetus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Penstemon laetus
© 2018 Liz Block
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Penstemon laetus
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).