ⓘ Penstemon thompsoniae

                                     

ⓘ Penstemon thompsoniae

Penstemon thompsoniae is a species of penstemon known by the common name Thompsons beardtongue. It is native to the southwestern United States where it grows in woodlands and other desert and plateau habitat, to the subalpine climate of local mountains. It is a mat-forming perennial herb, ashy gray-green with a thick coating of hairs, growing no more than 15 centimeters tall from a woody base. The oval or spoon-shaped leaves are up to 2 centimeters long. The short inflorescence bears wide-mouthed tubular purple flowers up to 2 centimeters in length. They are glandular on the outer surface and somewhat hairy on the inner, the staminode coated in long orange hairs.

Two subspecies of this plant, only MTP. thompsoniae occurs throughout the species range. Huntsman beardtongue, MOP. jaegeri, is endemic to southern Nevada.

                                     
  • Astragalus thompsoniae Thompson s woolly milkvetch Eriogonum thompsoniae thompsoniae Thompson s buckwheat Penstemon thompsoniae Penstemon pumilus thompsoniae
  • whiteflower beardtongue Penstemon tenuis Small sharpsepal beardtongue Penstemon teucrioides Greene germander beardtongue Penstemon thompsoniae Gray Rydb.
  • Plantaginaceae Penstemon thompsoniae Thompson s beardtongue Plantaginaceae Penstemon utahensis Utah firecracker, Utah penstemon Plantaginaceae
  • jaegeri cliffdweller Astragalus jaegerianus Lane Mountain milkvetch Penstemon thomsoniae subspecies jaegeri Jaeger s beardtongue Draba jaegeri variety