Common Name: Southern Beardtongue

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Moist, Average
  • Height: 1-2′
  • Flower: White, Pink, Violet, Apr, May, Jun
  • Fruit: Small teardrop shaped pods full of tiny seeds line the stalk
  • Fall Color: Yes
  • Natural Habitat: Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
  • Larval host for: Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydras pheton)

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Penstemon australis consists of a basal rosette of dark green leaves, often with red veins, that puts up a slender, erect stalk lined with pairs of leaves and multiple flowers at the top. The flowers are small, tubular and pinkish on the outside with white throats. They have five petals, with the three lower ones being extended and slightly drooping. Flowers are followed by small ovate seed pods. The basal leaves may persist into the winter months turning a reddish color.

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