Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
As the scientific name indicates, this species has essentially no leaves, and the few that are present are simply bract-like, barely 1/10" long and appressed to the stem. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Scrophulariaceae of eastern temperate North America (F.W. Pennell, 1935)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scaleleaf Gerardia, Scaleleaf Agalinis, Scaleleaf False Foxglove
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