Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2898

Forb
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Uncommon

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, & fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish/ Pale violet whitish inside
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed tubular corolla
4 fertile stamens & 1 bearded staminode
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penstemon hirsutus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northeastern Beardtongue, Hairy Beardtongue


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image of Penstemon hirsutus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pehi_001_lvd