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Cordroot Beardtongue - Penstemon montanus

Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Stems sterile and fertile, sometimes mat-forming, prostrate to ascending, 5–30 cm. Herbage glandular-pubescent. Leaves all cauline, greatly reduced below, ovate, serrate, short-petiolate below to clasping above, 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence a few-flowered, glandular-pubescent bracteate raceme. Flowers: calyx 6–13 mm long; sepals narrowly lanceolate, not scarious; corolla pale lavender, 25–33 mm long, glabrous; anthers wooly-villous, opening across their full length. Capsule 7–13 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Talus and open, often eroding slopes; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Strickler, D. 1997. Northwest penstemons. Flower Press, Columbia Falls, Montana. 191 pages.
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