Scrophulariaceae
Penstemon serrulatus

Cascades Penstemon

Tall, upright, unbranched stems from woody base. Leaves oval to lance-shaped, 1 1/2–3 in. long, sharp-toothed, hairless; upper stem leaves clasping; lower leaves on short petioles. Inflorescence is a single flower cluster at stem top. Flowers bright blue to purple-blue, to 3/4 in. long, hairless inside and out, staminode bearded. Grows in moist meadows, along streams, rocky areas, from near coast to subalpine.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--30 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Vernal Wet, Subalpine
  • Found In: West Gorge, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes