Know Your Natives – Arkansas Beardtongue — Arkansas Native Plant Society

Arkansas Beardtongue (Penstemon arkansanus) of the Plantain (Plantaginaceae) family, formerly of the Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) family, has showy white tubular flowers with a fifth stamen that is sterile, typically bearded (pubescent), and tonguelike in form, a hallmark of this large genus. The name Penstemon derives from the Greek words “penta” (five) and “stemon”(stamen). The specific epithet […]

Know Your Natives – Arkansas Beardtongue — Arkansas Native Plant Society

*This is an excellent organization that has been around since 1979.

More to come regarding my own native planting journey.

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