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Saturday - September 12, 2009

From: Baltimore, MD
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Rare or Endangered Plants
Title: Location of Agalinis acuta, sandplain gerardia.
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Where can the sandplain gerardia be found?

ANSWER:

According to the Connecticut Botanical Society, Agalinis acuta [syn. = Gerardia acuta](sand-plain gerardia or sandplain false foxglove) is "extremely rare, and it is on both federal and state endangered species lists."  It is shown on the USDA Plant Database distribution map to occur in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York and Rhode Island.

 

 

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