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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2012-04-30
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 30, 2013 12:19 AM

"Penstemon centranthifolius is a species of penstemon known by the common name scarlet bugler. It is native to California and parts of Mexico, where it grows in many types of dry habitat from coast to desert, such as chaparral and oak woodland.

Penstemon centranthifolius is a perennial herb with many straight, hairless, erect branches which may exceed one meter in maximum height. The thick, untoothed leaves may be up to 10 centimeters long and are arranged oppositely, with some pairs fused together about the stem. The top of the stem is occupied by a long inflorescence bearing narrow tubular flowers with small projecting lobes at the lips, the longest flowers 3 centimeters long. The flowers are bright red to orange-red and hairless all over, including the staminode."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

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