Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 40: 434. 1913
Phenology: Flowering Sep–Oct.
Habitat: Dry sandy to mesic pine savannas, margins of pine plantations, mixed open woodlands and oak-pine scrub, open pine-palmetto palm woodlands, ditch banks, sandy embankments, roadsides.
Elevation: 0–70 m.
Agalinis tenella is common in the panhandle of Florida, adjacent Alabama, and east-central Georgia, and occasional in southern South Carolina. J. B. Pettengill and M. C. Neel (2011) showed A. tenella to be most closely related to the rare A. decemloba. Agalinis tenella is distinguished from A. decemloba (including A. acuta) by the laxly and widely spreading branching habit, generally much shorter calyx lobes, larger corollas, and truncate capsules of A. tenella. Agalinis tenella can also be confused with A. obtusifolia; A. tenella has well-formed racemes usually with two flowers per node, while the inflorescence of A. obtusifolia is paniculate and has short, slender branches each appearing to terminate in a pedicelled flower subtended by tiny bractlets.
|Author||Judith M. Canne-Hilliker† + and John F. Hays +|
|Common name||Delicate false foxglove +|
|Distribution||Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. + and S.C. +|
|Elevation||0–70 m. +|
|Habitat||Dry sandy to mesic pine savannas, margins of pine plantations, mixed open woodlands and oak-pine scrub, open pine-palmetto palm woodlands, ditch banks, sandy embankments, roadsides. +|
|Phenology||Flowering Sep–Oct. +|
|Publication title||Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +|
|Publication year||1913 +|
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|Special status||Selected by author to be illustrated + and Endemic +|
|Synonyms||Gerardia tenella +|
|Taxon family||Orobanchaceae +|
|Taxon name||Agalinis tenella +|
|Taxon parent||Agalinis +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 17 +|