Page author: David Giblin
Penstemon cinereus
gray beardtongue

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; central Washington to northeastern California and northwestern Nevada.

Habitat: Open areas at low to middle elevations in loamy or igneous rocky or gravelly soils.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bumblebees, bees, flies, wasps, hummingbirds


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Accepted Name:
Penstemon cinereus Piper
Publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 16: 209. 1913.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Penstemon humilis Nutt. ex A. Gray, misapplied [FNA17, JPM2]
Penstemon humilis Nutt. ex A. Gray var. humilis, misapplied [FNA17, JPM2, FPNW2]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Penstemon cinereus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Penstemon cinereus checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Penstemon cinereus information.

E-Flora BC: Penstemon cinereus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Penstemon cinereus photos.

USDA Plants: Penstemon cinereus information.

6 photographs:
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