Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 6-20 inches
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: May – July
Suggested Uses: White Beardstongue is great for prairie restorations, rock gardens and butterfly gardens. Thrives in dry, sandy or gravelly soils. A beneficial plant for bumble bees.
Native Range: Native to the Great Plains, including western Minnesota.
Pollinators: Native bees (including bumble bees)!
Flowers: White, bilaterally symmetrical, 3/4″ long, 5 lobed which grow on a spike.
Leaves: The opposite leaves are simple, ovate to oblong and 1-4 inches long.
Other Names: White Penstemon
More information: USDA plant profile
Photo credit: By Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA , CC BY-SA 2.0