Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Penstemon hirsutus (L.) Willd. image
Photographer: James R. Sime           

Botanical Illustration

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber
Family Scrophulariaceae
Penstemon hirsutus (L.) Willd.
hairy beard-tongue, northeastern 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
hirsutus: covered with hair
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 16"-32" tall forb, usually with several stems
Flower: purple with white lobes, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" long, tubular, very slender tube much longer than the lobes, throat almost closed by the arching lower lobe, 5 stamens (1 infertile); inflorescence a cluster with upward-pointing branches; blooms June-July
Leaf:opposite
Habitat: dry; woods, fields
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Penstemon hirsutus (L.) Willd. var. minimus R.W.Benn.
Penstemon hirsutus (L.) Willd. var. pygmaeus R.W.Benn.

         
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