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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Penstemon dissectus   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penstemon dissectus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Penstemon dissectus

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Beardtongue, Grit Beardtongue


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M.E. Eaton    addisonia_59291

        

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image of Penstemon dissectus, Georgia Beardtongue, Grit Beardtongue

JK Marlow    jkm160417_399

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

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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, Georgia Beardtongue, Grit Beardtongue

JK Marlow    jkm160417_405

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

image of Penstemon dissectus, Georgia Beardtongue, Grit Beardtongue

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 (2015).

image of Penstemon dissectus, Georgia Beardtongue, Grit Beardtongue

Alan Cressler    alc_7174683904

May    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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Penstemon dissectus   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Penstemon dissectus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Penstemon dissectus

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4007

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

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

Habitat: Altamaha Grit outcrops, sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
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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