A frequent plant of sandhills and flatwoods throughout much of Florida, also ranging into southern Georgia and Alabama.
This perennial grows to a meter tall or more. The stem is smooth, reddish with opposite branches and leaves which are also sessile. The white bell-shaped, nodding flowers are in terminal panicles. The corolla is 5-lobed and 2-lipped with the lower lip having 3 lobes. The calyx is also 5-lobed and hairy. There are 4 curved fertile stamens and one hairy, straight, infertle stamen that gives this plant its common name.
Penstemon multiflorus is a member of the Scrophulariaceae - Figwort or Snapdragon family.
Other species of the Penstemon genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Penstemon laevigatus - EASTERN SMOOTH BEARDTONGUE
Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016