Plant Profile

Penstemon digitalis: Foxglove Beardtongue, White Beardtongue

Family: Figwort

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail

Bloom Period: May–June

Habitat: Fields, open woods

Interesting Fact:

  • Penstemon means five stamens in Greek.
  • Called Beardtongue because one of the stamens has hairs on it.
  • Most common Beardtongue.
  • Hummingbirds like the nectar.