Taxon  Report   6204    
Penstemon purpusii  Brandegee
Snow mountain beardtongue,  Snow mtn. beardtongue
Penstemon purpusii
© Rick York and CNPS
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Penstemon purpusii
© Rick York and CNPS
Penstemon purpusii
© 2015 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Penstemon purpusii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Penstemon purpusii
© Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Genus: Penstemon
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 2.8; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Penstemon purpusii
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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website references from Google

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 21, 2019).