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Plant Guide: Royal penstemon: Penstemon speciosus Douglas ex LindlAuthor(s): Derek Tilley; Dan Ogle; Loren St. John; Nancy Shaw
Source: Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, NRCS, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionRoyal 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.
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CitationTilley, Derek; Ogle, Dan; St. John, Loren; Shaw, Nancy. 2009. Plant Guide: Royal penstemon: Penstemon speciosus Douglas ex Lindl. Aberdeen, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, NRCS, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. 3 p.
Keywordsroyal penstemon, Penstemon speciosus, sagebrush penstemon, showy penstemon, royal beardtongue
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