|The Golden-Beard Penstemon is a member of
the Snapdragon (or Figwort) Family.
plant grows to 4 feet in height and has gray-green, narrow leaves to 5
inches in length. It typically grows along roads and in oak and pine
forests at elevations between 4000 and 10000 feet.
The Golden-Beard Penstemon is
also known as the hummingbird flower because it is pollinated by
The Golden-Beard Penstemon blooms between June and
October and produces red, tubular flowers to 1.5 inches in length which
have a protruding upper lip and a lower lip that is bent backwards.
Flowers usually grow on only one side of the stem.