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Hairy Beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus)
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Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to July
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Fused petals, parts
Location: Stavich Bicycle Trail
Notes: Wooly stem, one hairy central stamen.
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Cow wheat flowers grow in pairs. The beardtongue is violet to blue in color; cow wheat is white with a yellow spot.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.