USDA Forest Service Celebrating Wildflowers
Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
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.
The term "pudicus" means bashful or modest and refers to its remote and isolated locations in the Kawich Range. Photo by Kate Walker.
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 range map.
Penstemon pudicus, bashful beardtongue
- Grazing by wild horses, mining, and possibly the proposed MX missile system all threaten this species
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence
U.S. Forest Service
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Last modified: Wednesday, 08-May-2013 14:38:40 EDT