Penstemon species

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Scientific Name Penstemon cobaea USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Wild Foxglove ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain) Kansas Wildflowers Ref.
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Description Erect, hairy perennial to 1 to 2-1/2 feet tall, single or multi-stemmed; lower leaves shiny 2 to 3-1/2 inches long with coarsely-toothed edges; upper leaves stalkless, clasping with small hairs; 5-lobed pink-to-white flowers 1-1/2 to 2 inches long, several purple lines on the lobes. Texas Status
Scientific Name Penstemon havardii USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Big Bend Beardtongue, Havard Penstemon ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain) SEINet Reference
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Description Erect, perennial to 3 to 4 feet tall, multiple, unbranched stems; lower leaves thick and fleshy, spatulate; light green ovate to lanceolate stem leaves, 1-1/2 to 3 inches long, stalkless, clasping; tubular, two-lipped, bright red flowers along stem, each about an inch long. Endemic to Big Bend area and adjacent areas of Mexico. Descr. excerpt from "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey. Texas Status
Scientific Name Penstemon triflorus USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Scarlet Penstemon, Heller's Beardtongue ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect, hairy perennial to 1 to 2 feet tall, single-stemmed; basal stalked leaves 2 to 3 inches long with toothed edges; upper leaves stalkless; 5-lobed pink-to-red flowers 1-1/2 inches long, several white lines on the lobes. Endemic to the Texas Hill Country. Texas Status

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