Mountain Pride 2010

Mt Hoffman, Yosemite, August 2010

  • Penstemon newberryi Gray
  • Mountain pride
  • Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
  • USDA Symbol: PENE3
  • USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.

Penstemon newberryi is a species of penstemon known by the common name mountain pride. It is native to the mountains of northern California, Oregon, and Nevada, where it grows in rocky habitat, often at high elevation, such as talus. It is a bushy, mat-forming subshrub growing up to 30 centimeters tall. The leaves are mostly basal on the plant, oblong or oval and toothed, measuring 1 to 4 centimeters in length, with a few smaller pairs along the stem. The glandular inflorescence bears showy magenta flowers 2 to over 3 centimeters in length. The flower is generally tubular or funnel-shaped and has a coating of short to long and curly hairs in the mouth and on the staminode.

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