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[pent-stee-muh n, pent-stuh-] /pɛntˈsti mən, ˈpɛnt stə-/

any scrophulariaceous plant of the North American genus Penstemon (or Pentstemon), having white, pink, red, blue, or purple flowers with five stamens, one of which is bearded and sterile


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