American Penstemon Society Annual Meeting – 2017

The meeting is open to members of the Utah Native Plant Society and the American Penstemon Society (and family).  Registration will be closed on May 24th!!

Date: 2–5 June 2017; Place: Vernal, Utah

Headquarters: Uintah Conference Center, 313 East 200 South, Vernal


June 2: Afternoon: Registration check in; Board Meeting

  •       5–6 pm Social
  •       6–9 pm Banquet

            Speaker: Dr. Sherel Goodrich, U.S. Forest Service (retired): Uinta Basin Endemics

June 3: Field trips south and west of Vernal

      Leaders: Sherel Goodrich, Allen Huber, James Spencer, Mikel Stevens, Robert Johnson, Leila Schultz, Matt Lewis

  •       5–6 pm Social
  •       6–9 pm Banquet

Speaker: Dr. Robert Johnson, Brigham Young University; 'Relating to Native Plants in Wildscapes and Landscapes: Rhymes and Reasons'

June 4: Field trips south and west of Vernal (repeat of 3 June trips)

June 5: Field trip north of Vernal

Motels in Vernal:

Lesha Coltharp, Uintah County Travel and Tourism, has worked to provide us with reduced rates at several hotels/motels.  See the Quick Link to the left on this page.

There are many motels in Vernal, among them:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 1515 West Hwy 40, 435/ 789-4654
  • Landmark Inn & Suites, 288 East 100 South, 435/ 781-1800
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott, 1205 West Hwy 40, 435/ 789-9000
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 1219 West Hwy 40, 435/ 789-8050
  • Microtel Inn and Suites, 1041 South 1500, 435/781-8141
  • Quality Inn, 1684 West Hwy 40, 435/789-9550
  • Ledgestone Hotel, 679 West Main Street, 435/789-4200


P. acaulis                    P. grahamii                 P. scariosus var. albifluvis
P. angustifolius            P. humilis                    P. scariosus var. cyanomontanus
P. cleburnei                 P. luculentus                P. scariosus var. garrettii
P. duchesnensis           P. moffatii                   P. subglaber
P. flowersii                  P. mucronatus             P. uintahensis
P. fremontii                 P. pachyphyllus            P. watsonii
P. goodrichii                P. radicosus     

To whet your appetite, click here to open and read the article, 'A Tale of Four Rare Utah Penstemons' by Ty Harrison.  If that is not enough, click here to access a piece from Utah Public Radio.

Penstemon goodrichii courtesy of Mikel Stevens.  See more Penstemon images on this website on the Gallery tab.