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.

"/2-1timessubtendingleaves" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Agalinis pulchella"
reflexed-spreading +
rounded +  and gibbous +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Judith M. Canne-Hilliker† +  and John F. Hays +
Pennell +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
filiform +
fleshy +, rigid +  and not leathery +
0.4mm;1mm +
spreading-ascending +
quadrangular-ridged +
hemispheric +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Beautiful false foxglove +
bilabiate +  and symmetric +
purple spots +, dark-pink +  and rose +
2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br /> (3.3 cm33 mm <br />0.033 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +  and Tex. +
0–100 m. +
glabrate +  and lanate +
pseudoterminal +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
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. +
racemiform-paniculiform +
axillary +  and terminal +
alternate +, subopposite +  and opposite +
deciduous +
yellow;yellow;yellow +
subulate +
2-pinnatifid +, pinnatifid +  and cleft +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
spikelike +
spreading-ascending +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
Flowering Sep–early Oct. +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.38 cm3.8 mm <br />0.0038 m <br />) +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
spikelike +
60 +  and 600 +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
leaning +  and erect +
papillate +  and scabridulous +
50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br /> (120 cm1,200 mm <br />1.2 m <br />) +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
Gerardia pulcherrima +
Agalinis pulchella +
Agalinis +
species +
villous +, glabrous +  and pilose +
campanulate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
perennial +  and annual +