Aureolaria laevigata (Raf.) Raf.
Entireleaf Yellow False Foxglove, Smooth False Foxglove
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Synonym(s): Agalinis laevigata, Dasistoma laevigata, Gerardia laevigata
USDA Symbol: AULA
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: 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 ReferenceWebref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Aureolaria laevigata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aureolaria laevigata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aureolaria laevigata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-05-17
Research By: TWC Staff