Penstemon centranthifolius

Scarlet bugler

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   red
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   fire retardent properties
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   171,600
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Penstemon centranthifolius

Common Name:Scarlet bugler

Penstemon centranthifolius, a angiosperm, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Chaparral

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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