Trumpet Penstemon - Tube Beardtongue - White Wand Beardtongue
Penstemon australis Small
Plantaginaceae (Penstemon) Family
The related Cobaea Beardtongue, P. cobaea, is also found on coastal prairies and rocky bluffs. It grows to about 2 feet tall and has downy clasping leaves. The flowers are whitish to purple-gray, and up to 2 inches long. P. canadensis is similar and is often mistaken for P. cobaea.