Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Penstemon gracilis Nutt. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert H. Read

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber
Family Scrophulariaceae
Penstemon gracilis Nutt.
lilac penstemon, slender beard-tongue
Penstemon: from the Greek pente, "five," and stemon, "stamen," for the fifth stamen, referring to the staminode, or just an allusion to the fact that it has five stamens
gracilis: thin, slender
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb; stems minutely hairy toward the bottom
Flower: pale purple, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, tubular, tube much longer than the lobes, throat open and with a flat base, 5 stamens (1 infertile); inflorescence a cluster with upward-pointing branches; blooms June-July
Leaf:basal rosette of stalked leaves, opposite stem leaves stalkless
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry; prairies, inland sands, woods; in sandy, gravelly soil
(Glossary)

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