Dusty Beardtongue

Dusty Beardtongue Plant Information


Dusty Beardtongue grows in the following 5 states:

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada

Penstemon comarrhenus (dusty beardtongue or dusty penstemon) is a perennial plant in the plantain family (Plantaginaceae) found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States.:164

It is a perennial growing from 1 to 4 feet (0.30 to 1.22m) tall.:164
It has smooth stems with opposite 34 to 5 inches (1.9 to 12.7cm) long leaves, inversely lanceolate at the base, linear and smaller going up the stem.:164
It produces pale blue flowers from May to July.:164 Fruits are small capsules.:164
It can be found in pinyon juniper woodland, mountain brush, ponderosa pine forest, and Douglas fir and aspen forest communities.:164
Bees are the primary pollinator.:164

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