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Penstemon ophianthus

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Authors: Pennell  

Botanical Description

Stems 13-27cm tall. Leaves entire to sinuate-dentate, 3-7.5cm long, linear to lanceolate. Flowers 1.4-2cm long, pale lavender to violet or blue-violet. Sandy, gravelly or sometimes clay soils in sagebrush, pinyon-juniper, ponderosa pine and Gambel oak communities at 1500-2250m. New Mexico, Colorado, Utah Plateaus and Arizona. Little known in cultivation.