Jul. 19, 2020

mullein foxglove, Dasistoma macrophylla

Mullein foxglove is neither, if one were to be technical. It is a bit of a taxonomic nomad. It's wandered through the figwort, plantain, and broomrape families, currently settled in the latter. For genus, it has visited Aureolaria, Seymeria, Afzelia and the current Dasistoma. Mullein foxglove is a large annual up to six feet or so, but these flowers were only about a half inch across. This is hemiparasitic on oak, and always grows with them. But it also likes borders or openings where it can get some sun. Mullein foxglove grows in AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI(T), MO, MS, NE, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, and WV. Adams Co OH, 7/8/20. Broomrape family, Orobanchaceae.