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Agalinis edwardsiana (Plateau false foxglove)
Richardson, Charmaine

Agalinis edwardsiana

Agalinis edwardsiana Pennell

Plateau False Foxglove, Plateau Agalinis, Plateau Gerardia, Plateau False-foxglove

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Agalinis edwardsiana var. glabra, Gerardia edwardsiana, Gerardia edwardsiana ssp. glabra, Gerardia edwardsiana ssp. typica


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

51 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Habitat: Thin soil and adobe on limestone hills of the Edwards Plateau; endemic.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Conditions Comments: Bushy plant with an airy texture is found in dry soils. Excellent choice for a wildflower planting or as a filler plant in a border garden. Plant seed in situ or in pots for latter transplanting. Larval and nectar plant for the common buckeye butterfly.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0278 Collected Sept. 18, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-595 Collected 2003-09-17 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-31
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA

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