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

 

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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