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Penstemon richardsonii

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Authors: Douglas  

Botanical Description

Stems 20-80cm tall, slender and rather brittle. Leaves opposite, all cauline, sharply toothed. Inflorescence a panicle.

Flowers bright lavender, 2.2-3.2cm long. Cliff crevices and other dry, open mostly rocky places at lower elevations; east of the Cascade summits and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington and Oregon, extending into British Columbia. Three varieties. Pendulous habit suitable for walls and hanging over a rock on sunny sheltered sites. Exceptional for its late season of bloom. Easily grown.

a, P. heterophyllus; b, P. humilis; c, P. ovatus; d, P. richardsonii;