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Hairy Beardtongue

Penstemon hirsutus


Erect, hairy stems, usually several from the same rhizome, are 16-24 in. tall. Leaves are oblong. A woolly-stemmed plant with open, stalked clusters of lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers with white lips. The tubular, lipped flowers are very slender, about an inch long, and pale-violet flowers. The mouth is nearly closed by the arched base of the lower lip. The Beardtongues are a very large group, and taxonomically so complex that separating the species is often difficult. This species is readily distinguished, however, by the downy nature of the stem. The common and scientific names refer to the tufted sterile stamen. —

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BonnieLewis 4 years ago

Thank you Leanne!

Leanne Wilson
Leanne Wilson 4 years ago

looks like Hairy Beardtongue -
Penstemon hirsutus. Leanne

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2016
Submitted on Jul 24, 2016

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