Agalinis harperi

Pennell in J. K. Small

Fl. Miami,167, 200. 1913

Common names: Harper’s false foxglove
Synonyms: Agalinis delicatula Pennell A. pinetorum Pennell A. pinetorum var. delicatula (Pennell) Pennell Gerardia harperi (Pennell) Pennell G. pulchella Pennell G. pulchella var. delicatula (Pennell) Pennell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 545. Mentioned on page 536, 539, 552.
Stems simple or branched, 50–80 cm; branches ascending, subterete, ridged proximally, quadrangular-ridged distally, glabrous or scabridulous. Leaves spreading-ascending, widely spaced; blade linear to linear-filiform, 10–30 x 0.5–1.4 mm, not fleshy, margins entire, adaxial surface scabrous; axillary fascicles absent or shorter than subtending leaves. Inflorescences racemes, elongate, flowers 2 per node, nodes widely spaced; bracts much longer than pedicels. Pedicels erect-ascending, 0.5–4(–5) mm, glabrous. Flowers: calyx funnelform-obconic, tube 4–6 mm, glabrous, lobes triangular-subulate, keeled, 1.3–2.8 mm; corolla pink to rose pink, with 2 yellow lines and dark purple spots in abaxial throat, 15–23 mm, throat pilose externally and villous within across bases and sinus of adaxial lobes, lobes: abaxial spreading, adaxial reflexed-spreading, 6–7(–8) mm, abaxial pilose externally, adaxial glabrous externally; proximal anthers parallel to filaments, distal perpendicular to filaments, pollen sacs 2–3 mm; style exserted, 10–16 mm. Capsules globular, 4–5(–6) mm. Seeds black, 0.6–1 mm. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering late Sep–Oct.
Habitat: Wet to mesic savannas, bogs, wet prairies, borders of fresh to brackish marshes, roadsides and ditches, drier sites near these habitats.
Elevation: 0–100 m.


Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., West Indies (Bahamas).


The authors have not seen specimens from southeastern coastal Virginia; Agalinis harperi is expected there. The species is known from Liberty and Newton counties, Texas.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Agalinis harperi"
AuthorJudith M. Canne-Hilliker† + and John F. Hays +
AuthorityPennell in J. K. Small +
Common nameHarper’s false foxglove +
DistributionAla. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. + and West Indies (Bahamas). +
Elevation0–100 m. +
HabitatWet to mesic savannas, bogs, wet prairies, borders of fresh to brackish marshes, roadsides and ditches, drier sites near these habitats. +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
PhenologyFlowering late Sep–Oct. +
Publication titleFl. Miami, +
Publication year1913 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V17/V17 966.xml +
SynonymsAgalinis delicatula +, A. pinetorum +, A. pinetorum var. delicatula +, Gerardia harperi +, G. pulchella + and G. pulchella var. delicatula +
Taxon familyOrobanchaceae +
Taxon nameAgalinis harperi +
Taxon parentAgalinis +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 17 +