penstemon

[pen-stee-muh n, pen-stuh-muh n]
noun
  1. any of numerous chiefly North American plants belonging to the genus Penstemon, of the figwort family, some species of which are cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.

Origin of penstemon

1750–60; variant of pentstemon (> New Latin Penstemon genus name)
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penstemon

noun
  1. a variant (esp US) of pentstemon
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