Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1044

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in woodlands, glades, forest edges, rocky woodlands, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pinkish/ Pale violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed tubular corolla
4 fertile stamens & 1 staminode bearded with yellow trichomes
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/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 canescens   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penstemon canescens   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-14-002:
Penstemon canescens   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Beardtongue, Gray's Beardtongue


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image of Penstemon canescens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_peca8_001_lvd

        

image of Penstemon canescens

JK Marlow    jkm0505l_03

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Lower bracts of inflorescence reduced, much smaller than the cauline leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Penstemon canescens

JK Marlow    jkm0505l_03b

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Corolla 24-32mm long, throat gradually but obviously inflated to 10mm in diam, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Penstemon canescens

Ron Lance    rwl_penstemon_canescens

June    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve