Penstemon eatonii

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Penstemon eatonii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Penstemon
Species: P. eatonii
Binomial name
Penstemon eatonii

Penstemon eatonii is a species of penstemon known by the common name 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 eatoni 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 bright red, sometimes exceeding 3 centimeters in length. The flower is narrow and cylindrical, not spreading much at the mouth.

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