Agalinis aspera

(Douglas ex Bentham) Britton in N. L. Britton and A. Brown

Ill. Fl. N. U.S. ed. 2, 3: 209. 1913.

Common names: Rough false foxglove
Endemic
Basionyms: Gerardia aspera Douglas ex Bentham in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle Prodr. 10: 517. 1846
Synonyms: Agalinis greenei Lunell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 539. Mentioned on page 536.

Stems simple or branched, 7–100 cm; branches ascending, terete, ridged, scabridulous proximally, angular, ridged, scabrous distally, sometimes sparingly. Leaves ascending; blade linear to filiform, 15–50 (–60) x 0.4–1.5 (–2) mm, margins entire, siliceous, adaxial surface scabrous; axillary fascicles well developed, shorter to longer than subtending leaves. Inflorescences racemes, flowers 1 or 2 per node; bracts longer than pedicels. Pedicels ascending-spreading, 4–20 mm, glabrous or proximally scabridulous. Flowers: calyx campanulate, tube (3–) 3.5–5 mm, glabrous, lobes triangular-lanceolate, (1.5–) 2–4 mm; corolla pink, with 2 yellow lines and dark red spots in abaxial throat, 15–28 mm, throat pilose externally and glabrous within across bases and sinus of adaxial lobes, lobes: abaxial projecting to spreading, adaxial spreading to erect, 3–7 mm, glabrous externally; proximal anthers parallel to filaments, distal perpendicular to filaments, pollen-sacs 1.8–3 mm; style included or exserted, 8–15 mm. Capsules ovoid-oblong, 6.5–11 mm. Seeds dark-brown, 0.9–2 mm. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Tallgrass or loess hills or upland prairies, dry rocky or sandy soils over limestone, limestone bluffs, gravelly moraines.
Elevation: 200–400 m.

Distribution

Man., Ill., Iowa, Kans., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.Dak., Okla., S.Dak., Wis.

Discussion

Plants of Agalinis aspera have strongly siliceous hairs that are rough to the touch and appear marbled. The style is usually pilose.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Agalinis aspera"
projecting +  and spreading +
rounded +  and gibbous +
spreading +  and erect +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Judith M. Canne-Hilliker† +  and John F. Hays +
(Douglas ex Bentham) Britton in N. L. Britton and A. Brown +
Gerardia aspera +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
linear;filiform +
fleshy +, rigid +  and not leathery +
0.4mm;1.5mm +
scabridulous +
ridged +  and terete +
campanulate +
ovoid-oblong +
0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
Rough false foxglove +
bilabiate +  and symmetric +
Man. +, Ill. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Minn. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Nebr. +, N.Dak. +, Okla. +, S.Dak. +  and Wis. +
200–400 m. +
glabrate +  and lanate +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
Tallgrass or loess hills or upland prairies, dry rocky or sandy soils over limestone, limestone bluffs, gravelly moraines. +
axillary +  and terminal +
alternate +, subopposite +  and opposite +
deciduous +
yellow;yellow;yellow +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
triangular-lanceolate +
2-pinnatifid +, pinnatifid +  and cleft +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
spikelike +
ascending-spreading +
scabridulous +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
Flowering Jul–Sep. +
0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Ill. Fl. N. U.S. ed. +
spikelike +
60 +  and 600 +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.8 cm28 mm <br />0.028 m <br />) +
subequal +
branched +  and simple +
aerial +  and subterranean +
leaning +  and erect +
papillate +  and scabridulous +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
exserted +  and included +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Agalinis greenei +
Agalinis aspera +
Agalinis +
species +
glabrous +  and pilose +
campanulate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
perennial +  and annual +