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Penstemon multiflorus Chapm. ex Benth.
Many-flower Penstemon, Many-flower Beardtongue, Many-flowered Penstemon, Many-flowered Beardtongue
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
USDA Symbol: PEMU9
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Numerous, white to pale lavender, tubular flowers are borne from the upper leaf axils of 1-3+ ft. upright stalks. Stem leaves are arranged in pairs along the smooth or hairy stalk.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall, often shorter.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: White to pale lavender.
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA
Native Distribution: Coastal Plain from FL to AL
Native Habitat: Scrub oak and dry pinelands
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, poor soils.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by cuttings, division or seed.
Commercially Avail: yes
Web ReferenceWebref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Research LiteratureReslit 898 - Penstemon multiflorus Chapman ex Benth. (2011) K. M. Mattson
This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Penstemon multiflorus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon multiflorus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon multiflorus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-22
Research By: TWC Staff