Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Agalinis paupercula (A.Gray) Britton image
Photographer: Janice Stiefel           

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Janice Stiefel
Family Scrophulariaceae
Agalinis paupercula (A.Gray) Britton
small-flowered false foxglove, smooth false foxglove
Agalinis: "remarkable flax" in botanical Latin.
paupercula: little-poor
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 6"-18" tall forb, dark green, blackish when dry, branches erect; stems smooth and 4 -angled; partially parasitic
Flower: purple to pink, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, hairy inside, upper lobes spreading backward, 4 stamens with the lower ones longer, sepal lobes from 40% to as long as the tube; inflorescence of a few to many flowers from the leaf axils on stalks less than 1/4" long; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:roundish, up to 1/4" long capsule with dark seeds fruit drawing
Leaf:largest to 1/8" wide, opposite
Habitat: sun; moist; bogs, shores, barrens; in sandy soil
Notes: very similar to A. purpurea but shorter and with smaller flowers

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