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Blue Penstemon
Plantaginaceae
Penstemon


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Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb

Plantaginaceae Family

Penstemon Genus

Location

Northern Arizona

Physical Description
herbaceous perennial.
They have opposite leaves, partly tube-shaped, and two-lipped flowers and seed capsules.

Has a strange, fifth, prominent staminode, an infertile stamen.


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Plantaginaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Native Americans long used penstemon roots to relieve toothache.
Greek for "five stamen"
The staminode takes a variety of forms in the different species; while typically a long straight filament extending to the mouth of the corolla, some are longer and extremely hairy, giving the general appearance of an open mouth with a fuzzy tongue protruding and inspiring the common name beardtongue.



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Comment: Blue Penstemon, Penstemon

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Thunder
Thunder
June 08, 2010
I saw these when we were living in Colorado, beautiful, but not very frequent there.

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