Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1049

Forb
Perennial

Native (with one exception)

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Penstemon spp.   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-14-000:
Penstemon spp.   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Beardtongue, Penstemon


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