Penstemon glandulosus

Sticky-Stem Penstemon

Upright leafy stems from basal clump of leaves, woody at base, sticky throughout, including flowers. Leaves egg-shaped, with sharply pointed tip, toothed. Basal leaves with long petioles; stem leaves clasping. Flowers 1–1 1/2 in. long in various shades of purple with beeline markings inside. Staminode not hairy. Grows in light woods or open areas at mid elevations, sometimes in rocky soils.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: to 40 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Meadow
  • Found In: East Gorge
  • Native: Yes