White Beardtongue - Nodding Beardtongue -
Drooping Penstemon - Piney Woods Beardtongue
Penstemon laxiflorus
Plantaginaceae (Penstemon) Family

Nodding Beardtongue is also known as White Beardtongue, Nodding Penstemon and Drooping Beardtongue.

This is an upright slightly hairy perennial. Its preferred habitat is roadsides, prairies, woodland edges, and open grassy areas.

The leaves are opposite on the stem, consisting of one whole part, sessile, lance-like to ovate, tapering to a long or short point, with margins toothed.

The flowers are panicle on slender stalks. The calyx is 5-lobed, the corolla is bilabiate, with the upper lip being 2-lobed, and the lower lip being 3-lobed. The flowers are white to pink, four stamens. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is a capsule.

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