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Plant Details

Penstemon canescens

Appalachian Beardtongue, Eastern Gray Beardtongue, Eastern Gray Penstemon

Scientific Name:

Penstemon canescens

Common Name:

Appalachian Beardtongue, Eastern Gray Beardtongue, Eastern Gray Penstemon

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Habitat Description:

“Woodlands, glades, forest edges, rocky woodlands, roadsides” (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Plant

The original plant was rescued several years previously from a bank being "weed-eater"ed. Notice the crinkled leaves. The foliage is much more lush in this garden setting.

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Buds

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Black Mountain
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Buds and Blooms

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Black Mountain
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Closeup of Blooms

See the fuzzy beard-tongue?

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Bearded-tongue

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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