Agalinis species

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Scientific Name Agalinis edwardsiana USDA PLANTS Symbol
AGED
Common Name Plateau False Foxglove ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33011
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Dry, rocky caliche soils.
Plant: Upright, bushy annual 1 to 3 feet tall, with many green to reddish-purple, slender, ascending and spreading branches.
Leaves: Opposite, short (3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long), very thin linear, spreading leaves; light green often with a reddish-purple tinge.
Inflorescence: Racemes of 2 to 9 pink flowers, each 1 inch or less across with 5 lobes (petals) on long pedicels up to 1-1/4 inches long.
Bloom Period: September to November.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "An Introduction to the Flora of Central Texas" (University of Texas).
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Agalinis heterophylla USDA PLANTS Symbol
AGHE4
Common Name Prairie False Foxglove, Prairie Gerardia ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33027
Family Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Usually in somewhat moist soils in prairies, grasslands, woodland openings and streambanks.
Plant: Upright or sprawling annual, 1 to 2 feet tall; numerous branches.
Leaves: Short, thin, opposite, linear leaves, spreading or vertical; lower ones up to 1-3/4 inches long and 1/3-inch wide; 1/2 to 1-inch long above.
Inflorescence: Pink flowers on short pedicels 1/16 to 1/8-inch long; 5 lobes (petals); 1 inch or less across; long calyx lobes triangular-lanceolate and pointed.
Bloom Period: September to October.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "An Introduction to the Flora of Central Texas" (University of Texas).
Texas Status
Native

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