pink, purple, white
March - October
0.4 - 1.8
Similar to A. oligphylla in that its leaves are appressed to the stem and small but A. fasciculata has auxiliary fascicles (see above). Its stems are more or less cylindrical and slightly tapering, rough to the touch, and covered with very short hairs, while the stems of A. oligphylla are more or less square with ridges. It is also similar to A. purpurea which can be distinguished by a lack of fascicles and leaves to 4 cm long with a smooth and angled stem. Most members of the genus Agalinis turn black when dry. Similar to A. purpurea, but stems scabrous to scaberulous, leaves always in fascicles, and the terminal racemes usually distinct. Leaf shape: parallel margins.
Seed sprouts readily when planted fresh in pots or in the ground. Unplanted seed should be stored dry in sealed containers in a refrigerator. There are approximately 11,000,000/lb.
Larval hosts for the Buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia).
Many species of the genus Agalinis are considered to be parasitic on the roots of other plants. Found on sand dunes, in salt marshes, old fields, and pineywoods of southeast Texas and all of Louisiana except the Atchafalaya Basin and associated coastal areas.
Dry or moist soils in savannahs, open weedy areas, open flatwoods, dune hollows, and tidal marshes.