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Red Desert Beardtongue - Penstemon arenicola

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Stems erect, 8–20 cm. Herbage glabrous, glaucous. Basal leaf blades thick, linear-oblanceolate, entire, 3–6 cm long. Stem leaves lanceolate, 2–4 cm long. Inflorescence of 2 to 6 nearly contiguous, dense, glabrous verticillasters; bracts lanceolate. Flowers: calyx 5–7 mm long; sepals lanceolate, acuminate, slightly scarious-margined; corolla blue to lavender, 11–15 mm long; anthers glabrous, opening across their length. Capsule 7–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
MT, ID, WY, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Rocky or sandy soil of sagebrush steppe, grassland; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Red Desert Beardtongue — Penstemon arenicola.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from