Refined spires of tubular white flowers arranged in ‘rings’, or tight clusters in tiers around the strong, slender stems. Blooms from mid spring to mid summer.The main leaves are well below the flowers. Similar to the Foxglove Beard Tongue, but flower clusters are more narrow. A mason bee and a wasp are oligoleges of penstemon spp.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
Prairie Beard Tongue
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