Agalinis oligophylla

ridge stem false-foxglove, ridgestem false foxglove
Family

Scrophulariaceae

Leaf Arrangement

opposite

Leaf Margin

entire

Leaf Type

simple

Leaf Shape

linear, scale-like, subulate

Growth Form

forb

Flower Color

pink, purple, white

Flower Month

September - November

Height (meters)

0.3 - 0.8

Milky Sap

No

Armed/Unarmed

Unarmed

Origin

native

Lifespan

annual

Growing Season

Warm season


Wetland Class

FAC

Prairie Coefficient of Conservatism

5

Field Characters

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.

Cultural Information

Seeds average approximately 10,200,000/lb.

Animal Use

A possible larval host for the Buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia).

Natural History

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.

Habitat

Prairies, pine savannahs, hardwood forests.