Penstemon canescens (Britt.) Britt.

Locations ofPenstemon canescens (Britt.) Britt. in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Penstemon canescens (Britt.) Britt.
Common Name
Gray Beard-tongue, Eastern Gray Beard-tongue
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Penstemon canescens (Britt.) Britt.
Included here, pending further study, is P. brevisepalus Pennell, a Cumberlandian entity ranging into southwestern Virginia. A good number of Virginia specimens are so labeled.
Dry-mesic to dry upland forests, rocky woodlands, barrens, dry clearings, and roadsides; calcareous or gravelly river bluffs in the Coastal Plain; tolerant of a range of soil and rock types, thriving on both extremely acidic and strongly calcareous substrates. Common in the mountains; frequent in the inner Piedmont; infrequent in the outer Piedmont; rare in the Coastal Plain.
Native Status

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