Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1045

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common

Look for it in alluvial forests, moist fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed tubular corolla
4 fertile stamens (anthers purple) & 1 staminode bearded with white trichomes
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Brown
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penstemon digitalis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-14-005:
Penstemon digitalis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Foxglove Beardtongue, Tall White Beardtongue


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image of Penstemon digitalis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pedi_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pedi_009_lvd

        

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Will Stuart    wil_8441965916_4561ce9196

May    Durham County    NC

Blomquist Gardens

The floral tube flares abruptly; the 4 functional anthers are dark brown, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Penstemon digitalis

JK Marlow    jkm160610_967

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Cauline leaves 6.5-21cm long, 1.7-4.6cm wide, apices subacuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Penstemon digitalis

JK Marlow    jkm160610_972

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Capsule 8-12mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Penstemon digitalis

JK Marlow    jkm160610_974

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Leaves glabrous, subcoriaeceous, denticulate to subentire, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Penstemon digitalis

JK Marlow    jkm160610_980

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Stem leaves tend to be widely spaced & at right angles to pair above & below, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.