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Penstemon digitalis Nutt. ex Sims
TALUS SLOPE PENSTEMON
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena wilkella @ CUIC_ENT (2)
Apidae  Anthophora terminalis @ AMNH_BEE (1); CUIC_ENT (1)

Ceratina mikmaqi @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Melissodes denticulata @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Xylocopa virginica @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Halictidae  Agapostemon virescens @ CUIC_ENT (4)

Halictus confusus @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Lasioglossum hitchensi @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum versatum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum viridatum @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Megachilidae  Anthidium manicatum @ NDB (1)

Megachile gemula @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Osmia distincta @ BBSL (1); AMNH_BEE (6)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Septoria pentstemonis @ BPI (6)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia andropogonis @ BPI (1)

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Penstemon digitalis Nutt. ex Sims Tall White Beardtongue
Plantaginaceae — Plantain family
Native
Penstemon digitalis
Brandywine Creek State Park
June 2008 Penstemon digitalis
White Clay Creek State Park -- Possum Hill
June 2001

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Penstemon digitalis Nutt.

Penstemon digitalis plant

Family - Scrophulariaceae

Stems - To +1m tall, glabrous below (sometimes with minute hairs in vertical lines), glandular pubescent above, simple to somewhat branching, herbaceous, from a thick caudex.

Penstemon digitalis stem

Leaves - Opposite or rarely in whorls of 3s, petiolate below to sessile above, glabrous, with punctate dots below, entire or shallow serrate.. Petioles to 8cm long. Blades variously shaped from spatulate to lanceolate, to 20cm long, +5cm broad, reduced at inflorescence.

Penstemon digitalis leaves

Inflorescence - Terminal thryse to 20 cm tall(long). Cymes in +/-5 verticillasters. Cymes with typically +/-3 flowers each. Peduncles and pedicels spreading away from stem or sub-erect, dense glandular pubescent (the glands often blackish). Each division of inflorescence subtended by pair of attenuate bracts (reduced upward).

Flowers - Corolla bilabiate, white, 2.5-3cm long, glandular and non-glandular pubescent externally, glabrous internally. Corolla tube constricted in basal half, less constricted in apical half. Upper lip of corolla 2-lobed. Lower lip 3-lobed. Lobes rounded to obtuse, 3-5mm long and broad. Stamens 4, adnate near apex of constricted portion of corolla tube. Staminode 1. Filaments to 2cm long, white, glabrous. Anthers purplish-black, 3mm long. Style 2cm long, white, glabrous. Ovary green, glabrous, 4mm long. Calyx 5-lobed. Lobes ovate to lance-ovate, acute to acuminate, glandular pubescent, 4-5mm long, 3mm broad. Capsule to 1.5cm long.

Penstemon digitalis calyx Calyx close-up.

Penstemon digitalis corolla Corolla.

Penstemon digitalis corolla Corolla again.

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Rich woods, prairies, thickets, roadsides, railroads. Also cultivated.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This is the most common species of the genus in Missouri, being found in almost every county except in the extreme northwest corner of the state.
Steyermark lists two varieties for this species in Missouri. Form digitalis , pictured above, has leaves which are opposite. Form baueri , has leaves in whorls of 3s. This latter form is rare.
The flowers resemble those of the genus Digitalis , hence the species name.
Many species of the genus Penstemon look alike at first glance. Check them out carefully to be sure which one you really have.

Photographs taken off Hwy V, Shannon County, MO., 5-23-03.


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Penstemon digitalis Nutt. ex Sims
foxglove beardtongue

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General Information
Symbol: PEDI
Group: Dicot
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   N
Other Common Names: talus slope penstemon
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species . Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002. Usage Requirements .

©Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky . University Press of Kentucky. Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, MD, Takoma Park. Usage Requirements .

©Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States, VA, Woodbridge, Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge. Usage Requirements .

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©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., garden. 2010. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., garden. 2010. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 184. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
PELAD2 Penstemon laevigatus Aiton ssp. digitalis (Nutt. ex Sims) Benn.
PELAA5 Penstemon laevigatus Aiton var. angulatus Benn.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Scrophulariales
Family Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Genus Penstemon Schmidel – beardtongue
Species Penstemon digitalis Nutt. ex Sims – foxglove beardtongue

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Rhode Island tall white beard-tongue Special Concern

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North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC

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Penstemon digitalis
Foxglove Beardtongue
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Foxglove Beardtongue
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Penstemon digitalis
Penstemon digitalis
False Foxglove
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False Foxglove
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Penstemon digitalis
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Penstemon digitalis
Penstemon digitalis
Talus Slope Penstemon
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Penstemon digitalis
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Talus Slope Penstemon
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© 2012 Gary A. Monroe

Penstemon digitalis
Penstemon digitalis
Talus Slope Penstemon
ID: 0000 0000 0412 2727 [detail]
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe

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