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Taper-leaf Beardtongue - Penstemon attenuatus


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Stems ascending to erect, 5–70 cm. Herbage glabrous to puberulent on the stems. Basal leaf blades oblanceolate to elliptic, entire, 2–10 cm long. Stem leaves narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, entire to rarely denticulate, 2–10 cm long. Inflorescence with 2 to 4 verticillasters, glandular. Flowers: calyx 3–6 mm long; sepals lanceolate to narrowly ovate, acuminate, scarious-margined; corolla blue, 1–2 cm long, glandular; anthers glabrous. Capsule 3–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are varieties attenuatus and pseudoprocerus (Rydb.) Cronquist.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to MT south to OR, ID and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 54

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