Taxon  Report   6214    
Penstemon speciosus  Lindl.
Royal beardtongue,  Royal penstemon, Showy penstemon
Penstemon speciosus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Penstemon
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Penstemon speciosus ssp. kennedyi
ICPN: Penstemon piliferus
More information about  Penstemon speciosus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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: Aug 24, 2019).