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, Appalachian Beardtongue, Gray's Beardtongue

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

        

image of Penstemon canescens, Appalachian Beardtongue, Gray's Beardtongue

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, Appalachian Beardtongue, Gray's Beardtongue

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, Appalachian Beardtongue, Gray's Beardtongue

Ron Lance    rwl_penstemon_canescens

June    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve