Agalinis tenuifolia (Vahl) Raf.  
Family: Orobanchaceae
common agalinis, common false foxglove
[Agalinis besseyana (Britton) Britton, Agalinis tenuifolia var. macrophylla (Vahl) Raf., Agalinis tenuifolia var. parviflora (Vahl) Raf., Gerardia besseyana Britton, Gerardia tenuifolia Vahl, Gerardia tenuifolia subsp. macrophylla Vahl, Gerardia tenuifolia subsp. parviflora Vahl, Gerardia tenuifolia var. humilis Vahl, Gerardia tenuifolia var. macrophylla Vahl, Gerardia tenuifolia var. parviflora Vahl, Gerardia tenuifolia var. typica Vahl]
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Paul Drobot  
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, fruit drawing
Habitat: moist; shores, meadows; in marly, peaty, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Agalinis tenuifolia image
Paul Drobot  
Agalinis tenuifolia image
Arthur Meeks  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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