Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Agalinis purpurea (L.) Pennell
purple false foxglove, smooth agalinis
Agalinis: "remarkable flax" in botanical Latin.
purpurea: from Greek for "purple"
|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 |
|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|