Authentic Wisconsin.  Foxglove Beardtongue - Penstemon digitalis


 Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna on on May 26, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna on June 12, 2019.


Foxglove Beardtongue - Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove Beardtongue is part of the Snapdragon family and blooms in late-spring to early summer.

The flowers resemble fingers of a glove. Hence, the name Foxglove (foxglove is fox + glove). Glove we can understand since the latin name digitalis means "finger-like." But why fox? Read: Etymologists at War with a Flower: Foxglove. The name "Beardtongue" refers to the hairy tip of the sterile stamen that is visible in the corolla.

Other names for Foxglove Beardtongue: foxglove beard-tongue, talus slope penstemon, or white beardtongue.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 12, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 12, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 12, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 12, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 12, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna on June 12, 2019.


Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 23, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 23, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 12, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 23, 2019.



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Foxglove Beardtongue
Penstemon digitalis


Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna on June 11, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna. (6/11/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna on June 13, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna on June 13, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna. (6/13/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 13, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 13, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 13, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 13, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 13, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 13, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond. (6/13/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue on the banks of the retaining pond on June 15, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on the banks of the retaining pond on June 15, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongueon the banks of the retaining pond on June 15, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on the banks of the retaining pond on June 15, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on the banks of the retaining pond on June 15, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue on the banks of the retaining pond. (6/15/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 15, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 15, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 15, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna. (6/15/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 16, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 16, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna. (6/16/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 17, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 17, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna. (6/17/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 17, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 17, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 17, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 17, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 17, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond. (6/17/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 19, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna. (6/19/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 20, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna. (6/20/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 20, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond. (6/20/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 22, 2019.

Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna June 22, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue in Oak Savanna. (6/22/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 25, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond. (6/25/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on June 29, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond. (6/29/19)


Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond on July 4, 2019.


Above: Foxglove Beardtongue on banks of Retaining Pond. (7/04/19)



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