Penstemon canescens

Gray beardtongue

Names and Myths

Penstemon Given by Linneaus, name Penstemon means five stamens

canescens With very short hairs that give a whitish appearance.

Natural history / Folklore

Endemic to North America, chiefly in the mountains from PA. to N. Al.


May – June flowers appear inflated deep purple to almost white. Open woods, roadsides banks, and fields.

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