Aureolaria levigata

(Rafinesque) Rafinesque

New Fl. 2: 59. 1837

Common names: Entire-leaf yellow false foxglove
Endemic
Basionyms: Gerardia levigata Rafinesque
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 558. Mentioned on page 556.
Perennials. Stems simple or branched, 4–25 dm, glabrous, not glaucous. Leaves: petiole 2–3 mm; blade lanceolate to oblong, 15–127 x 4–34 mm, margins entire or serrate, rarely (proximal) pinnatifid, surfaces glabrous. Bracts leaflike, 8–15 x 2–5 mm, margins entire. Pedicels 1–3 mm, glabrous. Flowers: calyx glabrous, tube campanulate, 5–7 mm, lobes lanceolate to narrowly deltate, 5–6 x 2–3 mm, margins entire; corolla tube 19–30 mm, glabrous, lobes 9–11 x 11–16 mm; filaments 12–20 mm, ciliate; style 21–29 mm. Capsules ovoid to pyriform, 8–12 x 6–7 mm, glabrous. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Rocky wooded slopes, mixed hardwoods.
Elevation: 10–1800 m.

Distribution

Ala., Ga., Ky., Md., Miss., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

Aureolaria levigata is disjunct in southwestern Mississippi. The affinity between the floras of the Appalachian and Ozark mountains and the loess hills of southwestern Mississippi is well documented (H. R. Delcourt and P. A. Delcourt 1975).

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.