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Siler's Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri)
Perennial Forbs Around Las Vegas, Vegetation Around Las Vegas
Siler's Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri)

General: Siler's Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri) is a low-growing perennial forb that has straight stems and short, linear leaves. The lavender flowers are bilaterally symmetrical with purple lines and gland-tipped hairs.

Siler's Penstemon is an uncommon component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained gravelly areas in the mountains in the Upper Sonoran (Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) and Transition (Yellow Pine Forest) life zones.

Around Las Vegas, look for Siler's Penstemon up in the Sheep Range.

Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae). Recent genetic research suggests that Penstemon should be included in the Plantaginaceae.

Siler's Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri) Siler's Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri)
Siler's Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri) Siler's Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri)
Siler's Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri) Siler's Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides ssp. sileri)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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