Penstemon hirsutus - Hairy Beardtongue

This is a perennial native herbaceous plant that is up to 2 ft tall and blooms in late spring.

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  • <i>Penstemon hirsutus</i> ( Hairy Beardtongue  ) - The tubular flowers are about an inch long
    Penstemon hirsutus ( Hairy Beardtongue )     Photos H. & M. Ling - 6/1/2013 Somerset County, NJ
  • <i>Penstemon hirsutus</i> ( Hairy Beardtongue  )- The flowers form in clusters along the stalk
    Penstemon hirsutus ( Hairy Beardtongue )     Photos H. & M. Ling - 6/1/2013 Somerset County, NJ
  • <i>Penstemon hirsutus</i> ( Hairy Beardtongue  ) - There are many penstemon species.  The hairy stem distinguishes this one.
    Penstemon hirsutus ( Hairy Beardtongue )     Photos H. & M. Ling - 6/1/2013 Somerset County, NJ
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Additional information:
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PEHI