|Scientific Name||Penstemon hallii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PEHA9|
|Common Name||Hall's Beardtongue||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||33699|
|Family||Plantaginaceae (Plantain) formerly Scrophulariaceae||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Alpine (10000 to 14000 ft). Alpine meadows, tundra, scree slopes.
Plant: Perennial 4 to 8 inches tall, several erect stems, often mat-forming.
Leaves: Mostly basal leaves, smooth, narrowly oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 3/4 to 2 inches long and 1/10 to 1/3-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Few to many blossoms in thryse clusters atop stems on shorter plants, one-sided groupings on taller plants; bright reddish-purple, blue to blue-purple flowers, white streaks in throat; protruding staminode, densely orange-bearded most of its length.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "A Guide To Rocky Mountain Plants" by Roger L. Williams, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and the American Penstemon Society.
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