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Keyword: sagebrush penstemon

Irrigation to enhance native seed production for Great Basin restoration

Publications Posted on: October 07, 2015
Native shrublands and their associated grasses and forbs have been disappearing from the Great Basin as a result of grazing practices, exotic weed invasions, altered fire regimes, climate change and other human impacts. Native forb seed is needed to restore these areas.

Plant Guide: Royal penstemon: Penstemon speciosus Douglas ex Lindl

Publications Posted on: September 25, 2009
Royal penstemon is chiefly used as a forb component for wildlife habitat enhancement projects and restoration efforts. Its showy flowers attract numerous pollinators and other insects which provide a food source for birds and other vertebrates. This species is also commonly used in xeriscaping and other low-water-use landscaping. It is also suited for roadsides and other beautification projects.