Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Penstemon pudicus, bashful beardtongue
Penstemon pudicus, bashful beardtongue. The staminode (sterile stamen) is looks like a flamboyantly hairy golden tongue in this species of penstemon. Photo by Kate Walker.

Penstemon pudicus, bashful beardtongue
The term "pudicus" means bashful or modest and refers to its remote and isolated locations in the Kawich Range. Photo by Kate Walker.

Penstemon pudicus, bashful beardtongue habitat
Bashful beardtongue is mostly a woodland-border species growing in partial shade in pinyon-juniper woodlands and subalpine sagebrush zones between 7,500-9,000 feet in Nye County, Nevada. Photo by Kate Walker.

Penstemon pudicus, bashful beardtongue range map.
Penstemon pudicus range map.

Penstemon pudicus, bashful beardtongue

Threats

  • Grazing by wild horses, mining, and possibly the proposed MX missile system all threaten this species

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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