Penstemon pallidus is known by the common names Pale Beardtongue or Eastern White Beardtongue. At Fort Yargo State Park, I saw a large patch along the slope of the dam on the lake side (segment 5) and a smaller patch on segment 14. These photos were taken on segment 14.
A small cluster of plants.
A single plant.
A cluster of flower buds.
An immature flower.
A mature flower
Penstemon pallidus (Pale Beardtongue) is native to the eastern United States and Canada. In the United States, it grows from Minnesota east to Maine and south to Florida and Arkansas and Mississippi; is also grows in Kansas. It does not grow in South Carolina or Florida. In Canada, it grows only in Ontario.
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- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Penstemon pallidus (Pale Beardtongue)
- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Penstemon pallidus
- Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Penstemon pallidus
- Missouri Plants: Penstemon pallidus
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower