Agalinis purpurea (L.) Pennell - Purple False Foxglove


 

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Agalinis purpurea - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Habitat

Moist sandy or peaty soils. Bogs and fens.

Associates

In fens can often be found with Lobelia kalmii and Parnassia glauca

Distribution

Most of the eastern half of the US

Morphology

Annual. Leaves opposite, lance-linear. Corolla 5-lobed, pale pink to purple, the lower lobe enlarged and often spotted with darker purple.

Notes

Flowers August to October

Wetland Indicator: Facultative Wetland

Found in a variety of moist habitats from acid to alkaline, but not particularly common.

References

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 

USDA, NRCS. 2002. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov).
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

 


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