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

Beardtongue   Penstemon albidus    
Figwort family — Scrophulariaceae

Also known as:
Wild Foxglove, White Penstemon

Slides: (click for larger view)


This is a plant of the Panhandle plains and breaks, in gravelly or sandy soils. The leaves are like sandpaper, but the white to pale lavender flowers with purple lines in their "throats" are a High Plains treat. There are over twenty species of beardtongue (penstemon) in Texas, but there are even more in other parts of the western U. S.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: April, May, June

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