Scrophulariaceae
Penstemon deustus

Hot Rock Penstemon

Plant erect to ascending, sparsely covered with glands, slightly to very sticky. Stems stiff, single to several. Leaves 1 1/2 in. long, lance-shaped, toothed, reducing in size up the stem. Flowers in loose whorls, small, creamy white to pale tan, beelines in throat red to brown. Grows in dry rocky places, basalt cliffs, other volcanic soils, mostly at mid-elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: to 18 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Dry Rocky Sites, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Steens, Wallowas, Crater Lake NP, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes