pink, purple, white
June - November
0.6 - 1.0
Different from other species of Agalinis in that its calyx lobes are nearly as long or longer that the tube, and the lower leaves are often 3 cleft. Its branches are at a 90 degree angle to the stem and the flower pedicle is very short. Most members of the genus Agalinis turn black when dry.
Larval hosts for the Buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia).
Many of the Agalinis are considered to be parasitic on other plants. This species is found on sand or clay soils, often in heavy clay soils. It is found throughout most of Louisiana and the eastern half Texas.
It can be weedy along roadsides and old fields but is most common in prairies. It also occurs in pinelands, hardwood forests, coastal cheniers and marshes along the coast.