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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Penstemon laevigatus [=Penstemon pentstemon]

Eastern Beardtongue, Smooth Beardtongue, Appalachian Beardtongue, Eastern Smooth Beardtongue

Scientific Name:

Penstemon laevigatus [=Penstemon pentstemon]

Genus:

Penstemon

Species Epithet:

laevigatus

Common Name:

Eastern Beardtongue, Smooth Beardtongue, Appalachian Beardtongue, Eastern Smooth Beardtongue

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Low meadows, bottomlands, forest edges, hammocks. Nearly throughout NC, but absent from the northeastern part of the state, and only of scattered occurrence in the mountains. Common and widespread across essentially all of the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain, except very rare to absent east of Hertford, Bertie, Beaufort, and Carteret counties. In most of the southern half of the Coastal Plain and Sandhills, it is less numerous than P. australis and can be uncommon in some areas.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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