slender-leaf false foxglove

(Agalinis tenuifolia)

Conservation Status
slender-leaf false foxglove
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FAC - Facultative

     
  Midwest

FACW - Facultative wetland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACW - Facultative wetland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The flowers are on slender, ascending to widely spreading stalks (pedicels) that are to ¾ long, at least as long as the flowers.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

8 to 24

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Purple

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
  Rough false foxglove (Agalinis aspera) flowers are on stout, upright pedicels.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Moist. Shores, meadows, fens, ditches. Full or partial sun. Sandy soil.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

August to September

 
     
 

Parasitism

 
 

Plants in the genus Agalinis are hemiparasitic. They obtain water and mineral nutrients from the roots of other plants, but are also photosynthetic, producing chlorophyll.

 
     
 
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Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  12/31/2013      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common and widespread

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Asteranae  
 

Order

Lamiales (mints, plantains, olives, and allies)  
 

Family

Orobanchaceae (broomrape)  
  Tribe Pedicularideae  
  Genus Agalinis (false foxglove)  
       
 

The genus Agalinis, formerly belonging the family Scrophulariaceae (figwort), has recently been transferred to the family Orobanchaceae (broomrape).

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Agalinis besseyana

Agalinis tenuifolia ssp. leucanthera

Agalinis tenuifolia var. leucanthera

Agalinis tenuifolia var. macrophylla

Agalinis tenuifolia var. parviflora

Agalinis tenuifolia var. polyphylla

Agalinis tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

Gerardia besseyana

Gerardia leucanthera

Gerardia polyphylla

Gerardia tenuifolia

Gerardia tenuifolia ssp. leucanthera

Gerardia tenuifolia ssp. macrophylla

Gerardia tenuifolia ssp. parviflora

Gerardia tenuifolia ssp. polyphylla

Gerardia tenuifolia var. humilis

Gerardia tenuifolia var. leucanthera

Gerardia tenuifolia var. macrophylla

Gerardia tenuifolia var. parviflora

Gerardia tenuifolia var. polyphylla

Gerardia tenuifolia var. typica

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

slender false foxglove

slender-leaf false foxglove

slenderleaf false foxglove

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Pedicel

On plants: the stalk of a single flower in a cluster of flowers. On Hymenoptera and Araneae: the narrow stalk connecting the thorax to the abdomen.

 

 

       
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