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Agalinis setacea [= Gerardia setacea]

Threadleaf Gerardia, Threadleaf False Foxglove

Scientific Name:

Agalinis setacea [= Gerardia setacea]

Genus:

Agalinis

Species Epithet:

setacea

Common Name:

Threadleaf Gerardia, Threadleaf False Foxglove

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, other dry forests and openings. Uncommon in NC mountains, common in piedmont and coastal plain.

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

Notes:

A delicate looking Agalinis with slender stems, often forming masses along roadsides in the sandhills. Blossoms grow at the ends of stems on 1" pedicels.

A pair of blossoms borne on slender stems.

Note the long pedicels and slender, opposite leaves.

Will Stuart

Blossoms of Agalinis setacea are densely pubescent.

Will Stuart

Agalinis setacea will often bloom in masses along longleaf margins and roadsides.

Will Stuart

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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