Carolinas and Georgia

3595

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agalinis fasciculata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Agalinis purpurea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-25-004:
Agalinis virgata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gerardia purpurea var. racemulosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Gerardia racemulosa

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wand Gerardia, Wand Agalinis, Pine-barren False Foxglove


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Look for it in pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

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

Rare

 

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

FRUIT:
Fall
Capsule

 

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Agalinis virgata   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

Wand Gerardia, Wand Agalinis, Pine-barren False Foxglove