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Penstemon canescens

Common Name(s):
Beard-tongue, Penstemon
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Season:
Spring, summer
Height:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
2-4 in. egg-shaped to broadly lance-shaped leaves; upper leaves are stalkless and have rounded to heart-shaped base, sharply toothed margins; lower leaves are broader and stalked
Flower:
1 in. pale to deep violet-purple flowers; corolla is abruptly swollen in the middle; has grooves and dark lines in the open throat
Site:
Light, well-drained soil; sun to partial shade; dry woods, rocky slopes
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
pink, summer, wildflower, purple, shade, perennial, lavender, spring

NCCES plant id: 2678

Penstemon canescens Penstemon canescens