Entry from US English dictionary
A North American plant of the figwort family with showy, five-lobed flowers. Each blossom has a tuft of hair on one of its stamens.
- Genus Penstemon, family Scrophulariaceae: several species, including hairy beardtongue (P. hirsutus) and the widespread foxglove beardtongue (P. digitalis).
- A variety of prairie fauna can also be found and some include the wild onion, milkweed, beardtongue, and the prairie rose.
- Penstemons are sometimes commonly called beardtongues because the sterile stamen has a tuft of small hairs.
- The Penstemon Website is a great place to go if you're interested in beardtongues either for enjoyment or gardening.
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