Small-Flowered Penstomen 2011

Ansel Adams Wilderness, Garnet Lake, August 2011

  • Penstemon procerus Douglas ex Graham var. tolmiei (Hook.) Cronquist
  • Tolmie's penstemon, Tolmie's beardtongue, Small-flowered penstemon, Small-flowered beardtongue
  • Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
  • Synonym(s): Penstemon procerus ssp. tolmiei, Penstemon tolmiei
  • USDA Symbol: PEPRT
  • USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A wholly herbaceous penstemon forming dainty, matted tufts of short, narrow basal leaves. From each rosette emerges a 2-8 in. flower stalk tipped with a dense cluster of brilliant blue-purple flowers, each small and tubular.

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