Apr. 18, 2020

slenderleaf false foxglove, Agalinis tenuifolia

Slenderleaf false foxglove is one of my favorites from this genus, simply because its easy to recognize. Some of its relatives can be a real challenge. Agalinis purpurea in particular can't decide what it wants to look like. The small flowers and long peduncles of this one make it distinct. The flower tube is relatively short compared to the others that have tubes more like foxgloves. Slenderleaf false foxglove grows in damp ground in AL, AR. CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI(S), SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY, MB, NB, ON, and QC. Wayne Co MI, 8/22/16. Broomrape family, Orobanchaceae.