Aureolaria grandiflora var. pulchra Pennell  
Family: Orobanchaceae
large-flowered yellow false foxglove
Aureolaria grandiflora var. pulchra image
Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Aureolaria: golden
Plants: erect,perennial, 1 1/2' - 5' tall forb, widely branched, densely hairy; partially parasitic
Leaves: lower oval in outline, more or less deeply cut, 2 times twice-divided, upper becoming smaller toward the top
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2" long; irregular, spreading lobes widely rounded and shorter than the tube; solitary from the leaf axils on a short, stout, curved stalk abruptly turning upward; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: smooth, black, 1/2"-3/4" oval, pointed capsule, fruit drawing
Habitat: dry; upland woods
Conservation Status: Native
Aureolaria grandiflora var. pulchra image
Stephen L. Solheim  
Aureolaria grandiflora var. pulchra image
Merel R. Black  
Aureolaria grandiflora var. pulchra image
Merel R. Black  
Aureolaria grandiflora var. pulchra image
Stephen L. Solheim