Aureolaria virginica (L.) Pennell - Downy Yellow False Foxglove


 

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Aureolaria virginica - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Orobanchaceae

Habitat

Oak woods.

Associates

Parasitic on Quercus  spp.

Distribution

MA to Ontario and MI, south to FL and AL.

Morphology

Herbaceous, hemiparasitic perennial; stems 0.5-1.5 m, with ascending branches, finely downy throughout; lower leaves lance-ovate, usually with one or two pairs of large obtuse lobes below the middle, the upper progressively reduced and less lobed, the bracteal one lanceolate and commonly entire; pedicels very stout, straight, ascending, 1-3 mm; fruit ovoid, 10-15 mm, densely pubescent.

Notes

Flowers June to September

Wetland Indicator: NA

The only eastern member of this genus with pubescent stems, short pedicels (1-3 mm), and hairy fruit.

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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