Gerardia

A recent find:

It may be Gerardia (or Agalinis) purpurea. G. purpurea is a partial parasite, feeding off the roots of a host plant. The flower is quite small, this image taken at 2x or 3x magnification and stacked. Not a wildflower I’ve noticed before.

5 thoughts on “Gerardia

  1. This certainly looks like our Agalinis fasciculata — the beach false foxglove. It’s quite similar to another — the saltmarsh foxglove (A. maritima) that I’ve come across, but that one has semi-succulent stems. In any case, it’s a pretty thing, and surely the genus is right. It’s interesting that it’s a hemiparasitic plant; I’d missed that characteristic.

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