Wild Florida Photo - Penstemon multiflorus

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Penstemon multiflorus

MANYFLOWER BEARDTONGUE

Florida native

 

A frequent plant of sandhills and flatwoods throughout much of Florida, also ranging into southern Georgia and Alabama.
This perennial grows to a meter tall or more. The stem is smooth, reddish with opposite branches and leaves which are also sessile. The white bell-shaped, nodding flowers are in terminal panicles. The corolla is 5-lobed and 2-lipped with the lower lip having 3 lobes. The calyx is also 5-lobed and hairy. There are 4 curved fertile stamens and one hairy, straight, infertle stamen that gives this plant its common name.

 
Penstemon multiflorus is a member of the Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family.

Other species of the Penstemon genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Penstemon laevigatus - EASTERN SMOOTH BEARDTONGUE


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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