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Agalinis acuta

Agalinis acuta Pennell

Sandplain False Foxglove, Sandplain Gerardia

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)

Synonym(s): Gerardia acuta


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Pale pink to pink, usually with 2 yellow lines and red spots in throat.


USA: CT , MA , MD , NY , RI
Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Sand plain grasslands, dry prairie remnants, dry roadsides, cemeteries, margins and openings in mesic to dry mixed woodlands, serpentine grasslands.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q24K
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (CT, MA, MD, NY, RI)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust

Additional resources

USDA: Find Agalinis acuta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agalinis acuta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agalinis acuta


Record Modified: 2020-11-09
Research By: CBR

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