Scientific Name: Penstemon pseudospectabilis

Common Name: Canyon Penstemon, Desert Penstemon
Family: Plantaginaceae

Duration: Perennial
Size: Up to 3 feet more or less.
Growth Form: Forb/herb, shrub, subshrub; young stems glabrous, glaucous, plants bushy with multiple erect stems.
Leaves: Green; Opposite or sessile, clasping, conspicuously toothed, thin, widely triangular-ovate.
Flower Color: Pink, deep pink, rose-purple; corolla bilabiate, corolla tube twice as long as calyx tube, calyx lobes mostly ovate.
Flowering Season: March to May and again in summer with sufficient rainfall.

Comments: Attracts hummingbirds. The clasping leaves with their marginal teeth and the shiny green color, combined with the bright pink to purple flowers are key to identifying this plant.