Agalinis linifolia

(Nuttall) Britton in J. K. Small

Fl. Miami, 167. 1913

Common names: Coastal false foxglove
Endemic
Basionyms: Gerardia linifolia Nuttall
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 546. Mentioned on page 534, 536, 539, 547.
Stems simple or branched, 70–160 cm; branches stiffly erect or arching-ascending, terete, faintly ridged, glabrous. Leaves strongly-ascending; blade linear-lanceolate, 10–50 x 1–3 mm, fleshy, margins entire, adaxial surface with sessile, dome-shaped hairs; axillary fascicles absent. Inflorescences racemes, elongate, flowers 1 or 2 per node, some flowers pseudoterminal; bracts both shorter and longer than, or longer than, pedicels. Pedicels strongly ascending, 5–25 mm, glabrous. Flowers: calyx narrowly campanulate, tube 4–6.5 mm, glabrous, lobes deltate, 0.5–0.9 mm; corolla pink, without 2 yellow lines and with dark pink spots in abaxial throat, 25–35 mm, throat pilose externally and villous within across bases and sinus of adaxial lobes, lobes: abaxial spreading, adaxial reflexed-spreading, 6–14 mm, pilose or sparsely so externally; proximal and distal anthers parallel to filaments, pollen sacs 2.8–5 mm; style exserted, 15–28 mm. Capsules subglobular to globular, 5–7 mm. Seeds dark brown to blackish, 1.1–1.5 mm. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering late Aug–early Oct.
Habitat: Wet savannas and prairies, depressed areas of mesic savannas or open flatwoods, bogs, margins and centers of cypress domes, margins of ponds, lakes, brackish and freshwater marshes, open stream banks, roadsides, ditches.
Elevation: 0–100 m.

Distribution

Ala., Del., Fla., Ga., La., Md., Miss., N.C., S.C., Va.

Discussion

Agalinis linifolia is the only perennial member of the genus in North America. It and A. maritima are the only obligate wetland species of Agalinis in eastern North America; both grow in standing water.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Agalinis linifolia"
AuthorJudith M. Canne-Hilliker† + and John F. Hays +
Authority(Nuttall) Britton in J. K. Small +
BasionymsGerardia linifolia +
Common nameCoastal false foxglove +
DistributionAla. +, Del. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Md. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. + and Va. +
Elevation0–100 m. +
HabitatWet savannas and prairies, depressed areas of mesic savannas or open flatwoods, bogs, margins and centers of cypress domes, margins of ponds, lakes, brackish and freshwater marshes, open stream banks, roadsides, ditches. +
PhenologyFlowering late Aug–early Oct. +
Publication titleFl. Miami, +
Publication year1913 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/9216fc802291cd3df363fd52122300479582ede7/coarse grained fna xml/V17/V17 970.xml +
Special statusEndemic +
SynonymsTomanthera +
Taxon familyOrobanchaceae +
Taxon nameAgalinis linifolia +
Taxon parentAgalinis +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 17 +