Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Agalinis purpurea (L.) Pennell image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black
Family Scrophulariaceae
Agalinis purpurea (L.) Pennell
purple false foxglove, smooth agalinis
Agalinis: "remarkable flax" in botanical Latin.
purpurea: from Greek for "purple"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 10"-36" tall forb, dark green, blackish when dry, branches erect; stems smooth, 4-angled; partially parasitic
Flower: purple to white, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/2" long, hairy inside, upper lobes spreading backward, 4 stamens with the lower ones longer, sepal lobes only up to half as long as the tube; inflorescence of a few to many flowers on stalks less than1/4" 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: moist; shores, meadows, bogs; in marly, peaty, sandy soil
Notes: very similar to A. paupercula but taller and with larger flowers
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Agalinis purpurea (L.) Pennell var. carteri Pennell
Gerardia purpurea L.
Gerardia purpurea L. subsp. parvula Pennell
Gerardia purpurea L. var. carteri (Pennell) Pennell
Gerardia purpurea L. var. grandiflora Benth.

         
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