Penstemon subulatus, Hackberry Beardtongue
Scientific Name: Penstemon subulatus
Common Name: Hackberry Beardtongue
Also Called: Little Beardtongue
Family: Scrophulariaceae, Figwort or Snapdragon Family
Size: Up to 3 feet or more.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; herbage glaucous; plants with erect multiple stems.
Leaves: Green, glaucous; cauline leaves paired, (opposite), linear-lanceolate.
Flower Color: Red, scarlet red; corolla glabrous throughout, corolla narrowly tubular.
Flowering Season: February to May.
Elevation: 1,500 to 4,500 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Stony hillsides, canyons and mesas.
Recorded Range: Penstemon subulatus is relatively rare in the United States where it is only found in Arizona. In Arizona it is found primarily the western ⅔ of the state with few or no records in La Paz and Pinal counties.
North America & US County Distribution Map for Penstemon subulatus.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
In the Southwestern United States, Arizona there are 43 species of Penstemon, in California there are 55 species, Nevada has 50 species, New Mexico has 47 species, Texas has 24 species, Utah has 73 species. All data is approximate and subject to taxonomic changes.
Comments: Hackberry Beardtongue is not very common or found in large populations at one local. The type species is from Hackberry, Mohave County, Arizona. (Jones in 1903).