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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Foxglove   Penstemon cobaea    
Figwort family — Scrophulariaceae

Also known as:
Wild Foxglove, False Foxglove, Cobaea Penstemon, Balmony, Large-flowered Beard-tongue

Slides: (click for larger view)

 

The wild foxglove is most common in central and north-central Texas, a small erect roadside and prairie wildflower of late spring and early summer. It is quite simply one of the most beautiful and charming wildflowers of the Texas prairies. The most common flower color is a very pale pink or lavender with darker stripes, which is if anything even more beautiful than the less typical darker form shown here.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)

 
 
 

Flowering Months: April, May, June

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