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Penstemon centranthifolius

Penstemon centranthifolius (Benth.) Benth.

 

Scarlet Bugler

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyPlantaginaceaePlantains
GenusPenstemon“Beard-tongues,” a reference to flower shape
Speciescentranthifolius“Having leaves like Centranthus

About plant names...

Scarlet buglers are native to California and parts of Mexico. The appear on dry slopes and in open woodlands below elevations of 1.1 mi (1.8 km).

Plants: 12-47" (30-120 cm) high.

Leaves: Thick, hairless, gray-green, opposite, clasping, ovate to lanceolate, 1½-4" (4-10 cm) long, with smooth edges. Leaves clasp the stem.

Flowers: Brilliant red tubular flowers ¾-1" (2-3 cm) long adorn a purplish spike. Each flower is ⅛-¼" (3.5-6.5 mm) long, and has five lobes at the tip. The pedicels that support each flower point upward, while the flowers hang downward. The flowers are hummingbird-friendly. Flowers appear from April to July.

Online References:

Penstemon centranthifolius on CalPhotos

Penstemon centranthifolius at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Penstemon centranthifolius at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Penstemon centranthifolius on www.americansouthwest.net

Penstemon centranthifolius on SEINet—the Southwest Environmental Information Network

Penstemon centranthifolius from the Jepson Manual

Penstemon centranthifolius (Scarlet Bugler)

6/3/2009 · Zion National Park, UT
≈ 4 × 4" (10 × 10 cm)

Penstemon centranthifolius (Scarlet Bugler)

5/21/2009 · Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

Penstemon centranthifolius description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 4 Aug 2019.

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Penstemon centranthifolius (Scarlet Bugler)

4/29/2018 · Sandstone Quarry, Scenic Loop Road, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 4½ × 7" (12 × 18 cm)

Penstemon centranthifolius (Scarlet Bugler)

4/29/2018 · Sandstone Quarry, Scenic Loop Road, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 4 × 6" (11 × 16 cm)

Penstemon centranthifolius (Scarlet Bugler)

4/29/2018 · Sandstone Quarry, Scenic Loop Road, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 20 cm)

Penstemon centranthifolius (Scarlet Bugler)

5/21/2009 · Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ
≈ 10 × 13" (24 × 33 cm)

Range: Zones 8a-10b:

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