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Aureolaria virginica (Downy yellow false foxglove)
Bruso, George H.

Aureolaria virginica

Aureolaria virginica (L.) Pennell

Downy Yellow False Foxglove, Downy False Foxglove

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Agalinis virginica, Aureolaria dispersa, Aureolaria microcarpa, Dasistoma dispersa, Dasistoma virginica, Gerardia dispersa, Gerardia virginica

USDA Symbol: AUVI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A terminal cluster of funnel-shaped, yellow flowers, with 1 flower in axil of each opposite bract, atop a downy stem.

Like the very similar Smooth False Foxglove (A. laevigata), this plant is partly parasitic on the roots of oaks.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WV
Canada: ON
Native Distribution: Ontario; New Hampshire south to Florida, west to Louisiana and Texas, and north to Tennessee and Michigan.
Native Habitat: Dry open woods.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-06-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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