beardtongue


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beard·tongue

or beard-tongue  (bîrd′tŭng′)
n.

[After its bearded, tonguelike staminode.]

beardtongue

(ˈbɪədˌtʌŋ)
n
(Plants) a plant of the genus Penstemon

pen•ste•mon

(pɛnˈsti mən, ˈpɛn stə mən)

n.
any of numerous chiefly North American plants belonging to the genus Penstemon, of the figwort family, some species of which are cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers. Also called beardtongue.
[< New Latin Pentstemon (1748), irreg. < Greek penta- penta- + stḗmōn thread]
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Based on seasonal availability, plants could include: Wild Geranium, Large Beard-tongue, Foxglove Beardtongue, Fall Phlox, Sweet William, Creeping Phlox, Turk's Cap Lily, Swamp Milkweed (to host Monarch butterflies), New England aster, Switchgrass, Big Bluestem grass, Black-eyed Susan, Jewelweed, Woolly Ragwort, Blue Waxweed, Purple Tridens grass, spearmint, peppermint, oregano, and sage.
Scrophulariaceae Penstemon Foxglove Robertson 1929 digitalis beardtongue Nutt.
Several edaphically limited, and endemic or near-endemic species (Sunset Crater beardtongue [Penstemon clutei], saw phacelia [Phacelia serrata], C.