Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4007

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to Altamaha Grit outcrops and other sandy areas in south Georgia

Look for it in Altamaha Grit outcrops, sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Finely dissected (bipinnatifid)
Basal rosette & opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
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 (5/21/15):
Penstemon dissectus   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penstemon dissectus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Beardtongue, Grit Beardtongue


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image of Penstemon dissectus

M.E. Eaton    addisonia_59291

        

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JK Marlow    jkm160417_399

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

image of Penstemon dissectus

JK Marlow    jkm160417_404

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

Flower clusters open, branching, at the top of the stem, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Penstemon dissectus

JK Marlow    jkm160417_404b

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

Flowers about 1" long with an inflated tube & a purple-streaked white throat, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Penstemon dissectus

JK Marlow    jkm160417_405

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

image of Penstemon dissectus

JK Marlow    jkm160417_406

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

This species is unmistakable because of its bipinnatifid cauline leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Penstemon dissectus

Alan Cressler    alc_7174683904

May    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve