Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Tomanthera auriculata (Michx.) Raf. image
Photographer: Lawrence A. Leitner           

Lawrence A. Leitner

Lawrence A. Leitner

Lawrence A. Leitner

Lawrence A. Leitner
Family Scrophulariaceae
Tomanthera auriculata (Michx.) Raf.
eared false foxglove, ear-leaved gerardia
Tomanthera: possibly from tometum for "hairy"- referring to the hairy stems separating this genus from Agalinis
auriculata: having ear-like structures
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, annual, 12"-32" tall forb, simple or with a few branches, roughly hairy
Flower: purple, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" long; inflorescence a leafy spike with stalkless flowers in the upper leaf axils; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruit:roundish capsule
Leaf:opposite, stalkless, lance-like, some with lobes at the base
Habitat: moderate moisture; prairies, open woods

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All Tomanthera list Google- Images or Text
Agalinis auriculata (Michx.) S.F.Blake
Aureolaria auriculata (Michx.) Farw.
Gerardia auriculata Michx.
Otophylla auriculata (Michx.) Small

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