Penstemon pallidus Small
Family: Plantaginaceae
eastern white beard-tongue,  more...
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Dan Tenaglia  
Etymology: Penstemon: from the Greek pente, "five," and stemon, "stamen," for the fifth stamen, referring to the staminode, or just an allusion to the fact that it has five stamens
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-28" tall forb, hairy throughout
Leaves: opposite
Flowers: white with purple lines in the throat, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, tubular, tube much longer than the slightly-flaring lobes, throat open and flat, 5 stamens (1 infertile); inflorescence a 4"-10" cluster with upward-pointing branches; blooms April-June
Habitat: dry; woods, fields
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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from USDA Plants Website  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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