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    Author(s): Loren St. John; Dan Ogle; Nancy L. Shaw
    Date: 2009
    Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    Sharpleaf penstemon is primarily used as a forb component for wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration efforts. Its showy flowers attract numerous pollinators and other insects that provide a food source for birds and other vertebrates. This species is used in xeriscaping and other low-wateruse landscaping. It is suited for roadside and other beautification plantings.

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    Citation

    St. John, Loren; Ogle, Dan; Shaw, Nancy L. 2009. Plant guide: Sharpleaf penstemon: Penstemon acuminatus Douglas ex Lindl. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.

    Keywords

    sharpleaf penstemon, Penstemon acuminatus Douglas ex Lindl, sand penstemon, sand-dune penstemon

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