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Eastern Gray Beardtongue - Penstemon canescens


Family: Plantaginaceae - Plantain family Genus Common Name: Beardtongue Native Status: Native
Penstemon canescens - Eastern Gray Beardtongue. Woodland perennial to 30 inches tall with pale purple to and white blossoms, with purple lines in the interior.

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Penstemon canescens

Distribution of Penstemon canescens in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 23 Oct 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-May-04Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
The origin of the genus common name (beardtongue) is clear.
Penstemon canescens

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