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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Penstemon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Penstemon humilis A. Gray var. humilis
Habit: Perennial herb 5--35 cm, generally mat-forming; herbage +- short-(occasionally ashy-)hairy. Leaf: entire; basal leaves many, (15)20--75 mm, (2)4--32 mm wide, (ob)ovate, petioled; cauline leaves lanceolate to obovate, sessile, clasping. Inflorescence: glandular. Flower: calyx 3--6 mm, lobes lanceolate to ovate; corolla 11--15 mm, cylindric to narrowly funnel shaped, blue with lighter floor, dark-lined, glandular outside, floor +- yellow- or white-hairy; anther sacs 0.5--0.8 mm, dehiscing full length, valves barely spreading; staminode orange- to yellow-hairy. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Open montane to subalpine forests, sagebrush scrub, pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 1500--3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRH, GB; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Wyoming, Colorado. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: If recognized taxonomically, small-flowered, small-leaved plants in northern California, southern Oregon, northwestern Nevada assignable to Penstemon cinereus Piper, gray beardtongue, which intergrades fully with Penstemon humilis.
Synonyms: Penstemon humilis subsp. humilis
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax & Noel H. Holmgren
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Penstemon heterophyllus var. purdyi
Next taxon: Penstemon incertus
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax & Noel H. Holmgren 2016. Penstemon humilis var. humilis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=75907, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.