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 (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on wooded slopes, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...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

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 tenuifolia var. tenuifolia   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-25-008:
Agalinis tenuifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Gerardia tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Gerardia, Thin-leaved Agalinis, slenderleaf false foxglove


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image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160827_693

August    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

Gill Newberry    gn09_a_tenuifolia_flowers

September        

Throat of the light purple corolla is not hairy like other related species, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

Gill Newberry    gn09_a_tenuifolia_habit

September        

image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

Gill Newberry    gn09_agalinus_flower

September        

Corolla upper lip arched forward over stamens, greatly reducing throat opening, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0309j_35

September    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

A wiry plant with linear leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0509h_20

September    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Linear leaves to .25" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0509i_07

September    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Parasitic on the roots of grasses, etc, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130922_413

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm150912_047

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0410j_34b

October    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Pedicels more than 2.5x as long as calyx (more than 10mm long in fruit), per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0410k_12

October    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve