Sunday, October 21, 2012

Slenderleaf False Foxglove (Agalinis tenuifolia)

September 15th, 2012. We saw this small Agalinis species growing in a north-facing dry ditch by the roadside in Rabun County. The flowers were distinctly smaller than those of Agalinis purpurea.

Agalinis tenuifolia (Slenderleaf False Foxglove, Slender Gerardia, Thin-leaved Agalinis) is native to the United States where it’s found in all states east of the Rocky Mountains. In Georgia, it’s been documented in many counties but more frequently in counties in the Piedmont and far north Georgia.
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Identification resources:
Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Agalinis tenuifolia (Slender Gerardia, Thin-leaved Agalinis)
Missouri Plants: Agalinis tenuifolia

United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Agalinis tenuifolia (Slenderleaf False Foxglove)
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