Agalinis setacea (J.F. Gmel.) Raf. - Thread-leaved False Foxglove


 

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Agalinis setacea - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Orobanchaceae

Habitat

Dry sandy soil.

Associates

 

Distribution

On the coastal plain and adjacent piedmont from Long Island to AL.

Morphology

Hemiparasitic annual; stem 15-70 cm, glabrous, slender, with many ascending branches; leaves glabrous or nearly so, narrowly linear or setaceous, usually under 1 mm wide; pedicels widely divergent, 1-3 cm; calyx tube 2-3 mm, the lobes minute, 0.2-0.5 mm; corolla 1.5-2.5 mm, its upper lip spreading, hairy across the base of the lobes within; pollen sacs 2-2.5 mm; fruit globose, 3-4 mm; seeds dark.

Notes

Flowers August to October

Wetland indicator: NA

These plants were photographed on a sandy roadside in southern NJ.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 


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