Keckiella antirrhinoides Keckiella antirrhinoides, hummingbird on yellow bush snapdragon  Keckiella antirrhinoides, Yellow Bush penstemon
Keckiella breviflora File:Kebr 001 lhp.jpg Keckiella breviflora var. breviflora
Common Name Snapdragon Penstemon, Yellow Bush Penstemon, Chaparral Beardtongue, Bush Penstemon, Yawning Penstemon, Gaping Penstemon
Latin Name Keckiella breviflora
Family Scrophulariaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 7-9, 12-24 /
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat To 9,000 feet in several California habitats, flourishes on dry rocky slopes below 4,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite or sand preferred, low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 6 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green evergreen leaves
Flowers Wonderfully fragrant, bright yellow flowers spring and summer and elegant foliage
Bark / Roots  
Maintennce Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, parkways, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Hummingbird, Mountain, Thornless, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Wonderfully fragrant, bright yellow flowers spring and summer and elegant foliage
Nature Value Butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees use flowers
Native American Uses Children sucked flowers for nectar
Links  
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=KEAN
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4516
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keckiella_breviflora
    Images and data http://www.coepark.org/wildflowers/white/keckiella-breviflora.html
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?Keckiella+breviflora+var.+breviflora
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=KEANA
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/369.htm
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Keckiella+breviflora
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