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Penstemon australis Small
Eustis Lake beardtongue, Slender beardtongue
USDA Symbol: peau
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This perennialís smooth or hairy flower stalks are 1-2 ft. tall and bear pairs of lance-shaped leaves. The tubular flowers, which occur in short-stalked pairs at the top of the plant, are deep-rose on the outside and white on the inside.
Slender Beardtongue is a member of the figwort or snapdragon family (family Scrophulariaceae), which includes mostly herbs, sometimes shrubs, rarely trees, often with showy flowers. There are about 220 genera and 3,000 species occurring nearly throughout the world.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
AL , FL , GA , NC , SC , TN , VA Native Distribution:
Coastal Plain from LA to s.e. VA Native Habitat:
Dry pinelands; thin, upland woods; sand hills; dry, fallow fields USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, sandy or thin soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination is best with cold-moist stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2010-12-26
Research By: TWC Staff