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Penstemon australis

Eustis Lake Beardtongue, Southern Beardtongue, Sandhill Beardtongue

Scientific Name:

Penstemon australis

Genus:

Penstemon

Species Epithet:

australis

Common Name:

Eustis Lake Beardtongue, Southern Beardtongue, Sandhill Beardtongue

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, flatwoods, dry hammocks, dry sandy roadsides. Fairly common to common in the southern half of the NC Coastal plain, including the Sandhills region, where it is probably more numerous than elsewhere; uncommon in the northern parts, except rare to absent in the northeast. Fairly common in the southeastern Piedmont, but rare to uncommon in the central and far northern portions. Also an isolated record from Polk County in the far southwestern Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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