Penstemon multiflorus

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Penstemon multiflorus
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Photo by Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia,
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Scrophulariales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Penstemon
Species: P. multiflorus
Binomial name
Penstemon multiflorus
Chapm. ex Benth.
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Natural range of Penstemon multiflorus from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Manyflower beardtongue

Taxonomic notes


Penstemon multiflorus is a perennial herbaceous species.




P. multiflorus occurs in sandy or loamy soil, preferring areas with high light levels. [1] It can be found in oak-pine-palmetto flatwoods, cabbage palm hammocks, and open stands of longleaf pine and scrub oak. [1] It can also occur in disturbed areas, including slash pine plantations, firebreaks, and roadsides. [1] Associated species include sand oak, live oak, saw palmetto, longleaf pine, scrub oak, and slash pine. [1]


P. multiflorus has been observed flowering from May to August and fruiting have been observed in July and August.[1][2]

Fire ecology

This species has been found in habitat that is maintained by fire. [1]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Rodie White, R. A. Norris, Robert K. Godfrey, M. Davis, and Cecil R Slaughter. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Columbia, Gadsden, Leon, Osceola, and Wakulla. Georgia: Grady.
  2. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 12 DEC 2016