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Smooth Beardtongue - Penstemon glaber

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Stems erect, 10–50 cm. Herbage glabrous to puberulent. Basal leaf blades oblanceolate to oblong, entire, 2–8 cm long. Stem leaves lanceolate, 3–12 cm long, the upper clasping the stem. Inflorescence crowded above, of 2 to 10 few-flowered, glabrous verticillasters. Flowers: calyx 2–3 mm long; sepals obovate, scarious-margined with a short acute tip; corolla blue to lavender, 22–35 mm long; anthers hispid, not opening near the filament. Capsule 8–12 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety glaber.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
MT, ND south to NM and NE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Stony, shale-derived soil of grasslands, pine woodlands; plains (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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