Carolinas and Georgia

2977

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Agalinis setacea   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agalinis setacea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen [& Franck], 2015 et seq.)
Agalinis obtusifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-25-007:
Agalinis setacea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gerardia setacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Agalinis setacea

 

COMMON NAME:
Threadleaf Gerardia, Threadleaf Agalinis, Threadleaf False Foxglove, Sandhills Gerardia


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Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, Florida scrub, other dry forests and openings, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in GA Mtns & Piedmont)

 

partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rose-lavender (throat lined with yellow)
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-parted campanulate corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary
Flowers in indistinct terminal racemes

FRUIT:
Fall
Capsule

 

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Agalinis setacea   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

Threadleaf Gerardia, Threadleaf Agalinis, Threadleaf False Foxglove, Sandhills Gerardia