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Plant Details

Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove Beardtongue, Tall White Beardtongue

Scientific Name:

Penstemon digitalis

Genus:

Penstemon

Species Epithet:

digitalis

Common Name:

Foxglove Beardtongue, Tall White Beardtongue

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Alluvial forests, moist fields, disturbed areas. Scattered over the mountains, but of uncertain provenance. Rare in the central mountains and adjacent Piedmont, from McDowell and Madison counties to Haywood and Graham counites, but very rare in the northern mountains and maybe the far southwestern counties. Very rare to absent farther eastward, at least of natural occurrences.

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:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

SU: Unrankable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W4: Watch List: Rare but Believed Not Native (*Key)

Notes:

The North Carolina Natural Heritage Program considers it as not native.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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