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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

45. Scrophulariaceae, the Figwort Family

1. Agalinis Raf. -- Gerardia

1. Agalinis purpurea (L.) Penn.

Plant 1.5-8(12) dm tall, glabrous to sparsely scaberulous, usually much branched and spreading above. Leaves spreading to upcurved or curled, linear, 1-4(5.5) cm long, 0.8-2(3) mm wide, acute; fascicles of smaller leaves often present. Pedicels spreading, 2-5 mm long, shorter than to equaling the calyx. Calyx 4-5.5(6) mm long, the lobes 1-2.2 mm long; corolla (17)20-32 mm long, the lobes spreading, 5-9 mm long. Capsule subglobose, 4-6 mm in diameter; seeds 0.7-1.2 mm long. Aug--Sep. Wet meadows, shores and ditches, usually where sandy; uncommon in n and e NE; (ME to MN and NE, s to FL and TX). Gerardia purpurea L.
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