common agalinis, more...
[Agalinis besseyana (Britton) Britton, more]
Etymology: Agalinis: "remarkable flax" in botanical Latin.
Plants: erect, annual, 8"-24" tall forb, dark green, blackish when dry, many erect branches; stems smooth
Leaves: linear to 1/4" wide
Flowers: purple to pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, smooth inside, upper lobe arched forward over the 4 stamens the lower stamens longer; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of flowers on 1/3"-1" long stalks; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Fruits: roundish capsule,
Habitat: moist; shores, meadows; in marly, peaty, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = FACW USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times