Scrophulariaceae
Penstemon ovatus

Broad-Leaved Penstemon

Large, upright. Leaves broadly egg-shaped, with wide base, strongly saw-toothed, lower on short petioles, stalkless on upper stem. Inflorescence gland-covered, loose to tight whorls of many flowers. Flowers deep blue to purple, 3/4 in. long, hairy staminode extending slightly outward. Grows at low to mid elevations in shady places on mossy rocks and outcrops.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring-Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 24--48 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, West Gorge, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes