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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "15 Native Wildflowers Every Gardener Should Plant," 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, "Take a wildflower hike among the volcanic St. Helens landscape," 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, "At DU, a climate change exhibit that’s thoughtful, shocking and sometimes even humorous," 16 Mar. 2017

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1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Beardtongue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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