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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Penstemon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Penstemon californicus (Munz & I.M. Johnst.) D.D. Keck
Habit: Perennial herb 10--30 cm, spreading to ascending; hairs appressed, flat, scale-like, backward-pointing. Leaf: petioled; 7--15 mm, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, entire. Flower: calyx 4--8.5 mm, lobes ovate, hairy as on leaves (or also sparsely glandular); corolla 14--18 mm, (blue-)purple, white inside, dark-lined, sparsely glandular outside, floor sparsely hairy; anther sacs 1--1.3 mm, dehiscing full length; staminode hairy. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Sandy soils, yellow-pine forest or pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 1200--2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: PR; Distribution Outside California: Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Jun
Synonyms: Penstemon linarioides A. Gray var. californicus Munz & I.M. Johnst.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & Noel H. Holmgren
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Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Penstemon calcareus
Next taxon: Penstemon centranthifolius
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax & Noel H. Holmgren 2017. Penstemon californicus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=36884, accessed on February 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 19, 2017.