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Penstemon laevigatus Aiton. Eastern Smooth Beardtongue. Phen: May-Jul; Jul-Aug. Hab: Low meadows, bottomlands, forest edges, hammocks. Dist: ME west to MI, south to s. GA, Panhandle FL, MS, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = F, Fl6, FNA17, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NE, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV, Clements, Baskin, & Baskin (1998), Estes (2012), Pennell (1935); = Penstemon laevigatus Aiton ssp. laevigatus – Bennett (1963); = Penstemon pentstemon (L.) MacMill. – S; < Penstemon laevigatus Aiton – C, (also see P. calycosus)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily ?: 7

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