Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Agalinis aspera (Douglas ex Benth.) Britton image
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Family Scrophulariaceae
Agalinis aspera (Douglas ex Benth.) Britton
rough agalinis, rough false foxglove, tall false foxglove
Agalinis: "remarkable flax" in botanical Latin.
aspera: Latin for "rough" or "harsh" from coarse nature of leaves
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-24" tall forb, dark green, blackish when dry, branches erect; stems smooth; partially parasitic
Flower: purple to pink, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" long, upper lobes only slightly flaring, 4 stamens with the lower ones longer, sepal lobes hairy inside and at the edges; inflorescence a loose cluster of long-stalked flowers from the upper leaf axils; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:elliptical, up to 1/3" long capsule with dark seeds fruit drawing
Leaf:narrow, linear, entire, very rough on the top, main leaves opposite, branch leaves sometimes alternate
Habitat: dry; prairies

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