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Agalinis paupercula var. borealis

Agalinis paupercula (A. Gray) Britton var. borealis Pennell

Smallflower False Foxglove

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Agalinis purpurea var. parviflora, Gerardia paupercula ssp. borealis, Gerardia paupercula var. borealis, Gerardia purpurea var. parviflora


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (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: White , Red , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: IA , IL , IN , ME , MI , MN , NH , NY , OH , PA , VT , WI
Canada: MB , NB , NS , ON , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Baltimore checkerspots

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

(Euphydryas phaeton)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Agalinis paupercula var. borealis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agalinis paupercula var. borealis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agalinis paupercula var. borealis


Record Modified: 2022-10-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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