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Small-flower Beardtongue - Penstemon procerus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

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

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General Description
Stems erect, 5–50 cm. Herbage glabrous or puberulent on the stems. Basal leaf blades oblanceolate, entire, 2–6 cm long. Stem leaves lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 1–8 cm long. Inflorescence of 2 to 4 well-separated, dense, glabrous verticillasters; bracts scarious-margined, acuminate. Flowers: calyx 3–4 mm long; sepals lanceolate, erose- and scarious-margined, acuminate; corolla blue, sometimes with a white tube, 6–10 mm long, glabrous; anthers glabrous, opening across their full length. Capsule 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety procerus.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to MB south to CA and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 82

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Habitat
Moist meadows, grasslands, open forest; valleys to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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