Penstemon tubiflorus

Family (Traditional)Scrophulariaceae
Species:Penstemon tubiflorus Nutt.
Common NameWhite Wand Beardtongue
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 2
StatusNative; TN[S1] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Franklin (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hardin (TN), Henderson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MTSU019520 Rutherford Tennessee
Penstemon tubiflorus
MTSU019519 Franklin Tennessee
Penstemon tubiflorus
UTM01716 Weakley Tennessee
Penstemon tubiflorus
UTM01720 Hardin Tennessee
Penstemon tubiflorus
UTM01719 Hardeman Tennessee
Penstemon tubiflorus
UTM01718 Hardeman Tennessee
Penstemon tubiflorus
UTM01717 Henderson Tennessee
Penstemon tubiflorus
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