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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Penstemon pallidus   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penstemon pallidus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-14-003:
Penstemon pallidus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Penstemon pallidus

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Beardtongue, Eastern White Beardtongue


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image of Penstemon pallidus, Pale Beardtongue, Eastern White Beardtongue

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pepa7_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Penstemon pallidus   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penstemon pallidus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-14-003:
Penstemon pallidus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Penstemon pallidus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1047

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: limestone and shale barrens, other dry, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

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

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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