Penstemon caespitosus var. desertipicti
Leaves 2.5–9 × 1–2.8 mm; blade oblanceolate. Flowers: pollen sacs navicular, 0.9–1.2 mm. 2n = 16.
Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Gravelly to clay soils, sagebrush shrublands, pinyon-juniper and pine woodlands.
Elevation: 1500–2800 m.
Variety desertipicti is known from the Aquarius, Paunsaugunt, and Sevier plateaus in south-central Utah southward to Painted Desert and Grand Canyon regions of northern Arizona. Populations have been documented in Apache, Coconino, and Mohave counties, Arizona, and Beaver, Garfield, Kane, Piute, and Wayne counties, Utah.