Aureolaria virginica

(Linnaeus) Pennell
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 40: 409. 1913.
Common names: Downy yellow false foxglove
IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Rhinanthus virginicus Gandoger Sp. Pl. 2: 603. 1753
Synonyms: Aureolaria dispersa (Small) Pennell A. microcarpa Pennell Gerardia virginica (Linnaeus) Britton, Sterns & Poggenburg
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 557. Mentioned on page 550, 556.

Perennials. Stems simple or branched, 5–15 dm, sparsely to densely brown-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 2–5 mm; blade lanceolate to oblong, 24–140 x 8–31 mm, margins serrate to pinnatifid, surfaces brown-pubescent. Bracts leaflike, 11–32 x 3–9 mm, margins entire or crenate. Pedicels 3–5 mm, pubescent. Flowers: calyx densely pubescent, tube campanulate, 5–6 mm, lobes deltate, 4–9 x 2–3 mm, margins entire; corolla tube 25–35 mm, glabrous, lobes 9–14 x 10–15 mm; filaments 9–14 mm, ciliate; style 21–33 mm. Capsules pyriform, 8–15 x 6–8 mm, densely pubescent. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Oak and pine woods and slopes.
Elevation: 0–700 m.

Distribution

Ont., Ala., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ind., Ky., La., Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

This treatment follows G. L. Nesom and L. E. Brown (1998) and R. P. Wunderlin (1998) in including Aureolaria dispersa and A. microcarpa as synonyms of A. virginica; it is impossible to distinguish these taxa from A. virginica.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Jeffery J. Morawetz +
(Linnaeus) Pennell +
Rhinanthus virginicus +
Downy yellow false foxglove +
Ont. +, Ala. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, La. +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Vt. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
0–700 m. +
Oak and pine woods and slopes. +
Flowering Jun–Sep. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Aureolaria dispersa +, A. microcarpa +  and Gerardia virginica +
Aureolaria virginica +
Aureolaria +
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