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Penstemon eatonii

Penstemon eatonii (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Plantaginaceae
Tribus: Cheloneae
Genus: Penstemon
Subgenus: P. subg. Habroanthus
Section: P. sect. Elmigera

Species: Penstemon eatonii
Subspecies: P. e. subsp. exsertus

Penstemon eatonii A.Gray

Penstemon eatonii subsp. eatonii
Penstemon eatonii var. eatonii


Gray, A., Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Boston, MA 8:395. 1872


International Plant Names Index. 2017. Penstemon eatonii. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 31 2017.
The Plant List 2013. Penstemon eatonii in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Oct. 31. 2017. Penstemon eatonii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 31 Oct. 2017.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Penstemon eatonii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: firecracker penstemon

Penstemon eatonii is a species of flowering plant in the genus Penstemon, known by the common names Eaton's penstemon and firecracker penstemon. It is native to the Western United States from Southern California to the Rocky Mountains. It grows in many types of desert, woodland, forest, and open plateau habitat.

Penstemon eatonii is a perennial herb producing several sprawling to erect stems reaching one meter in maximum height. The leaves are lance-shaped to oval, untoothed, and up to 9 centimeters in length.

The inflorescence produces showy tubular flowers in shades of brilliant red,[1] sometimes exceeding 3 cm in length. The flower is narrow and cylindrical,[1] not spreading much at the mouth.

Taylor, Ronald J. (1994) [1992]. Sagebrush Country: A Wildflower Sanctuary (rev. ed.). Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Pub. Co. p. 54. ISBN 0-87842-280-3. OCLC 25708726.

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