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Payette Beardtongue, Payette Penstemon - Penstemon payettensis

Family: Plantaginaceae - Plantain family Genus Common Name: Beardtongue Native Status: Native
Penstemon payettensis - Payette Beardtongue, Payette Penstemon. One of the more showy and beautiful Penstemon species, Payette Beardtongue is found only in Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. Unlike some Beardtongues, in P. payettensis the flowers circle the stem, which grows up to 2 feet tall, rather than forming on only one side of the stem.

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Penstemon payettensis

Distribution of Penstemon payettensis in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 18 Jan 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Boise National Forest, Ada County, ID Date: 2010-June-15Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
The Payette Penstemon plant may have several stems, each of which has several whorls of beautiful blue blossoms with pink accents.
Penstemon payettensis

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