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Beardtongue (Hairy)

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Penstemon hirsutus
Beardtongue  (Hairy)


They are found in dry woods and on rocky hillsides.


These tall, showy wildflowers bloom in late spring through early summer. Look for the light purple flower with whitish lips and the hairy stem.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Irregular flowers fused into long, slender trumpets arranged in a cluster on the top of the plant
Flower Color: Purple with white lips
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Plant Type: Wildflower (Tall - 1-4 feet)
Leaf Type: Lance-shaped and toothed
Stem: Hairy (whitish hairs)

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