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Aureolaria laevigata (Entireleaf yellow false foxglove)
Cressler, Alan

Aureolaria laevigata

Aureolaria laevigata (Raf.) Raf.

Entireleaf Yellow False Foxglove, Smooth False Foxglove

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Agalinis laevigata, Dasistoma laevigata, Gerardia laevigata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A cluster of yellow, funnel-shaped flowers atop a smooth stem.

The members of this group of plants are semi-parasitic on the roots of oaks and usually turn black when dried as herbarium specimens. Northern False Foxglove (A. flava) is very similar but has pinnately lobed leaves; it is found from Ontario east to Maine and south to Florida and Texas.

Accepted name for this species is spelled Aureolaria levigata by some authorities, including Flora of North America.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , GA , KY , MD , MS , NC , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: Pennsylvania south to Georgia, west to Mississippi, and northeast to Ohio.
Native Habitat: Woods and thickets, chiefly in mountains.

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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