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Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Penstemon digitalis

Flower Description:

Long stalked, ascending clusters arising from leaf axils in the upper plant, with 3 to several short-stalked flowers branching at the tip of each cluster. Flowers are about 2″ long, white to pale pink or lavender, tubular with 5 rounded lobes.

Season BloomMay - June
HabitatPart shade, sun; average to moist; fields, open woods, roadsides
Leaf DescriptionBasal and lowest stem leaves are somewhat variable, stalked, mostly. Toothless, mostly hairless, narrowly spatula shaped to oblong to narrowly egg shaped, 4 to 6" long, up to 2 1/2" wide, a blunt or rounded tip, and often somewhat wavy around the edges.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun, Partial Sun