Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1043

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in sandhills, flatwoods, dry hammocks, dry sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rose/ Lavender/ Violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed tubular corolla
4 fertile stamens & 1 staminode bearded with golden trichomes
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Penstemon australis   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penstemon australis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-14-004:
Penstemon australis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Beardtongue, Sandhill Beardtongue, Southern Beardtongue, Southeastern Beardtongue