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Common name: Yellowish Penstemon
Scientific name: Penstemon confertus
Duration: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Habitat: Open woodland and grasslands, often found in meadows and stream-side
Blooming period: Mid summer
Color: Yellow to cream
Height: 1-2'
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The yellow tubular flowers are arranged in several tight groupings to the top of the stem and the leaves clasp the stem in pairs. A decoction of the plant was used as a tonic or stomach remedy by some Native Americans (Parish et al. 1996)

Penstemon is a large genus with over 275 species scattered from Mexico to Canada. The common name for the genus is beardtongue which comes from the 1 non-fertile stamen present in Penstemon flowers. This is called the staminode and is usually hairy or looks "bearded." The other four stamens are fertile.
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