Scrophulariaceae
Penstemon confertus

Yellow Penstemon

Mats small with upright stems. Leaves lance-shaped, light green, entire. Dense whorls of flowers atop stems. Flowers small, light yellow to cream, purple markings or spots on inside, staminode bearded. Grows in moist meadows, forest openings, at mid elevations. Confertus means "dense" or "crowded," referring to the whorls of flowers.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--20 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, East-Side Forest, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes