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Penstemon multiflorus (Many-flower penstemon)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Penstemon multiflorus

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: White to pale lavender.


Native Distribution: Coastal Plain from FL to AL
Native Habitat: Scrub oak and dry pinelands

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, poor soils.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Description: Propagate by cuttings, division or seed.
Commercially Avail: yes

Web Reference

Webref 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 Literature

Reslit 898 - Penstemon multiflorus Chapman ex Benth. (2011) K. M. Mattson

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Penstemon multiflorus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Penstemon multiflorus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Penstemon multiflorus


Record Modified: 2023-02-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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