Agalinis tenuifolia (Vahl) Raf.

Agalinis tenuifolia plant

Family - Scrophulariaceae

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Agalinis tenuifolia stem

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Agalinis tenuifolia calyxCalyx and pedicel.

Agalinis tenuifolia flower

Agalinis tenuifolia flowerWhite flower.

Agalinis tenuifolia flowerClose-up of stamens.

Flowering - August - October.

Habitat - Dry, moist, or open woods, bluff ledges, prairies, wet depressions, swampy meadows, borders of standing water, wet thickets.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This small but attractive species can be found throughout most of Missouri. The plant can be identified by its thin, branching stems, its opposite, linear leaves, its long, thin pedicels, and its small flowers. The foliage is often dark green to purplish. The upper lip of the flower arches over the stamens and encloses them. Under favorable conditions the plants can become quite bushy, with numerous flowers.
Flowers of this species are most commonly pink but white flowers are also seen.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Lee County, AL., 10-2-04.