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NC Native Plant Society:
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Agalinis purpurea [= Gerardia purpurea]

Common Agalinis, Purple Gerardia

Scientific Name:

Agalinis purpurea [= Gerardia purpurea]

Genus:

Agalinis

Species Epithet:

purpurea

Common Name:

Common Agalinis, Purple Gerardia

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Woodlands, roadsides, in a wide variety of open habitats. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Flowering in early October. Note the short (1/4 in) pedicels

Penny's Bend, Durham County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Go Botany: https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/agalinis/purpurea/

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

700 Bird-friendly Plants for NC: https://nc.audubon.org/700



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