slender beardtongue

(Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis)

Conservation Status
slender beardtongue
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Midwest

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

UPL - Obligate upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

8 to 24

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Pale purple

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry. Prairies, woods. Full to partial sun.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

May to September

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 28.

 
  1/6/2020      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Asteranae  
 

Order

Lamiales (mints, plantains, olives, and allies)  
 

Family

Plantaginaceae (plantain)  
  Tribe Cheloneae  
  Genus Penstemon (beardtongue)  
  Species Penstemon gracilis (lilac penstemon)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Penstemon glaucus

Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis

Penstemon gracilis ssp. wisconsinensis

Penstemon gracilis var. wisconsinensis

Penstemon wisconsinensis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

lilac beardtongue

lilac penstemon

slender beard-tongue

slender beardtongue

slender penstemon

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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