linear, scale-like, subulate
pink, purple, white
September - November
0.3 - 0.8
Similar to A. fasiculata in that its leaves are appressed to the stem and small, but A. fasciculata has short auxiliary branches with a cluster of leaves (fascicles). The leaves of A. oligophylla are scale-like.
Seeds average approximately 10,200,000/lb.
A possible larval host for the Buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia).
Found from east Texas to southwest Louisiana on the coastal plain, primarily in prairies. It grows in moist to dry, sand or clay soils. Also found in pine-hardwood forests and pine savannahs. Many of the Agalinis are considered to be parasitic on other plants.
Prairies, pine savannas, hardwood forests.