Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains
45. Scrophulariaceae, the Figwort Family
1. Agalinis Raf. -- Gerardia
2. Agalinis tenuifolia (Vahl.) Raf
Slender, erect plant (0.5)1-5 dm tall, usually branched. Leaves spreading
to arched-ascending, linear, 1-5 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, acute, scaberulous on
the upper surface; fascicles of smaller leaves present or not. Pedicels
ascending to spreading, filiform, 8-20 mm long, longer than the calyx. Calyx
3.5-5.5 mm long, the lobes 1-2 mm long; corolla 8-15 mm long, the lobes
3-5 mm long. Capsule globose, 4-6 mm in diameter; seeds 0.7-0.9
mm long. Aug--Sep. Wet meadows, low prairie, shores, stream banks and ditches,
usually where sandy; frequent from e and c ND, s to NE (and reportedly e WY);
(ME to Man., s to FL, TX and e CO). Gerardia tenuifolia Vahl.
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