beard·​tongue | \ ˈbird-ˌtəŋ How to pronounce beardtongue (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Airport officials have acknowledged the presence of rare species and are working towards relocating endangered plant species like the prairie dandelion, large-flowered beardtongue, aromatic aster, and the prickly pear, per Axios Chicago. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Oct. 2021 Asclepias tuberosa); and Small’s beardtongue (Penstemon smallii). Washington Post, 7 July 2021 One bee, Osmia distincta, fed on just three species of beardtongue or penstemon, a summer-flowering perennial. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2021 Southeast The slender trumpets of beardtongue (shown above), or penstemmon, attract May and June’s butterflies—and even the occasional hummingbird. Molly Marquand, Good Housekeeping, 5 May 2017 Scarlet Indian paintbrush and violet penstemon and beardtongue, plus handfuls of pearly everlasting and other white and yellow flowers, have joined them over the years. Christy Karras, The Seattle Times, 26 July 2017 The seeds of the green leaf manzanita, for example, are activated by forest fires, and smoke causes Colorado beardtongue seeds to germinate. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, 16 Mar. 2017

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1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Beardtongue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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