Late Spring - Early Summer Flowers

Foxglove Beardstongue (Penstemon)

Foxglove beardstongue in bloom (Lake of the Woods, Mahomet, IL)
Foxglove Beardstongue, or Penstemon, is a showy flower with white blooms that can have a purple tint.  Flowers are about an inch long, tubular, and blooming in clusters atop the stem. The plant grows 1-3 feet tall. The opposite leaves are closely attached to the stem.
Foxglove beardstongue opposite leaves (Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL)
Scientific Name: Penstemon sp.