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  Penstemon pallidus Small image
Photographer: Dan Tenaglia           

from USDA Plants Website
Family Scrophulariaceae
Penstemon pallidus Small
eastern white beard-tongue, pale 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
pallidus: pale
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-28" tall forb, hairy throughout
Flower: white with purple lines in the throat, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, tubular, tube much longer than the slightly-flaring lobes, throat open and flat, 5 stamens (1 infertile); inflorescence a 4"-10" cluster with upward-pointing branches; blooms April-June
Habitat: dry; woods, fields

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Penstemon list Google- Images or Text
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Penstemon brevisepalus Pennell

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