pentstemon


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pentstemon

(pɛntˈstiːmən) or

penstemon

n
(Plants) any scrophulariaceous plant of the North American genus Penstemon (or Pentstemon), having white, pink, red, blue, or purple flowers with five stamens, one of which is bearded and sterile
[C18: New Latin, from penta- + Greek stēmōn thread (here: stamen)]
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Flowers sprawl over the ground: red columbine, pink shooting stars, magenta pentstemon, purple aster, pink monkey flower, and orange tiger lilies.
Along the first two miles, splendid drifts of wild geranium, purple pentstemon and showy sunflower-like gaillardia blanket the hillsides.
The entrance gates once belonged to him and were given by Lynda and three plants named after him are growing there - a sweet pea, a rose and a pentstemon which has showy tubular flowers.