Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in woodlands, on roadsides, in a wide variety of open habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rose-lavender (throat lined with yellow)
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-parted campanulate corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary
Flowers in indistinct terminal racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Agalinis purpurea   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agalinis purpurea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-25-003:
Agalinis purpurea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Gerardia purpurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Gerardia, purple false foxglove


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_purpurea_10

June    Floyd County    GA

Leaves up to 1.5" long and 1/8" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_purpurea_72043

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Ludlam Pineland Preserve

Slender white stigma and white anthers at right angles form a cross, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_purpurea_73460

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Flowers are between 0.75" & 1.5" long on extremely short stalks, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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JK Marlow    jkm0509b_24

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm060928_028b

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Calyx tube 3-4mm long, lobes reduced to minute awl-shaped teeth 0.3-2mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm060928_078

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

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Steve Marlow    snm097209_08

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_agalinis_purpurea_2

October        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_agalinis_purpurea_4

October        

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JK Marlow    jkm081101_011

November    Greenwood County    SC

Roadside

Fruit a spherical capsule 4-6mm wide, splitting at maturity, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.