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  Agalinis skinneriana (A.W.Wood) Britton image
Photographer: James R. Sime           

James R. Sime

James R. Sime

James R. Sime
Family Scrophulariaceae
Agalinis skinneriana (A.W.Wood) Britton
pale false foxglove, Skinner's false foxglove
Agalinis: "remarkable flax" in botanical Latin.
skinneriana: discovered by Wood in 1847 on land belonging to Dr. Albert Gallatin Skinner 1807-1891
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-20" tall forb, yellowish-green, pale when dry; few, stiff, erect branches; stems strongly angled or with 4 narrow wings, partially parasitic
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, throat with purple-spots and 2 yellow lines, 4 stamens with the lower ones longer; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers from the leaf axils on the main stem; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:roundish, up to 1/5" long capsule with yellow-brown seeds fruit drawing
Leaf:few, small, narrow, opposite, yellowish-green
Habitat: dry; prairies, open woods, barrens; in sandy soil

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Gerardia skinneriana A.W.Wood

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