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Foxglove Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis

Description:

an emergent species in the northern USA, Penstemon digitalis is an attratctive wildflower native to the south. it has white flowers which superficially resemble foxglove, (in my opinion they bear a stronger resemblance to Catalpa tree flowers) but they are unrelated. it is also identified by its opposite perfoliate leaves

Notes:

this specimen was found in a dry field in late summer and this plant is beginning to show some fall color. foliage of Penstemon digitalis is normally green.

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pippinincarnate68
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pippinincarnate68

New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2014
Submitted on Apr 6, 2016

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