Agalinis pulchella

Pennell
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 40: 428. 1913.
Common names: Beautiful false foxglove
IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Gerardia pulcherrima Pennell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 551. Mentioned on page 537, 547.

Stems branched, 50–120 cm; branches spreading-ascending, quadrangular-ridged, scabrous. Leaves spreading-ascending; blade filiform, 16–40 x 0.4–1 mm, margins entire, midvein harshly scabrous, adaxial surface scabrous; axillary fascicles: length 1/2–1 times subtending leaves. Inflorescences racemiform-paniculiform, flowers 1 per node, some flowers pseudoterminal; bracts shorter than pedicels. Pedicels spreading-ascending, 12–50 mm, scabrous. Flowers: calyx hemispheric, tube 3–4(–5) mm, glaucous, lobes erect, subulate, 0.1–0.6 mm; corolla dark pink to rose, with 2 yellow lines and purple spots in abaxial throat, 22–33 mm, throat sparsely pilose externally and glabrous within across bases of adaxial lobes, sparsely villous at sinus, lobes: abaxial reflexed-spreading, adaxial spreading, 6–12 mm, equal, glabrous externally; proximal anthers parallel to filaments, distal perpendicular to filaments, pollen sacs 2.5–3.8 mm; style strongly exserted, 9–18 mm. Capsules globular, 4–6 mm. Seeds black, 0.5–0.8 mm. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering Sep–early Oct.
Habitat: Dry, open pine savannas, open pine-oak sandhills, dry upslope areas of wiregrass-dominated mesic prairies, chalky glades or roadsides, dry sandy or clay roadsides beside existing or remnant savannas.
Elevation: 0–100 m.

Distribution

Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Tex.

Discussion

Agalinis pulchella is an uncommon species in the easternmost area of its range and is common only westward in southeastern Texas.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Agalinis pulchella"
Judith M. Canne-Hilliker† +  and John F. Hays +
Pennell +
Beautiful false foxglove +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +  and Tex. +
0–100 m. +
Dry, open pine savannas, open pine-oak sandhills, dry upslope areas of wiregrass-dominated mesic prairies, chalky glades or roadsides, dry sandy or clay roadsides beside existing or remnant savannas. +
Flowering Sep–early Oct. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Gerardia pulcherrima +
Agalinis pulchella +
Agalinis +
species +