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U.S. Forest Service

Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Penstemon haydenii in flower. Penstemon haydenii. Photo by Tim Griffin.

Penstemon haydenii habitat. Penstemon haydenii habitat. Photo by Tim Griffin.

Penstemon haydenii range map. Penstemon haydenii range map.

Penstemon haydenii, blowout beardtongue

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.


  • Loss of its bare habitat by stabilization and succession of Sandhills prairie plants
  • Elimination of fire from the Sandhills ecosystem
  • Damage or death from off-road vehicle use or repeated years of livestock grazing
  • Drought
  • Infrequent favorable conditions for seed germination and establishment
  • Dispersal problems due to great distances between populations

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

More Information

Thumbnail of Blowout Penstemon interpretive panel.

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”Sand dunes can be very hot or cold, dry and windy - a pretty tough place for most plants to thrive.”

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