Beach False Foxglove
Agalinis fasciculata (Ell.) Raf
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort) Family

Beach False Foxglove is also known as Purple False Foxglove, Clustered False Foxglove and Tall False Foxglove.

Plant is an upright annual herb that is branched above, up to 24 inches tall, and is usually a root parasite on grasses. Its preferred habitat is pineland areas. Distribution in the Escambia region is abundant.

The leaves are filiform, needle-like, curved, alternate on the stem, about 1 inch long with fascicles of smaller leaves in their axils.

The flowers are pedicel (branches or stalks that hold each flower in an inflorescence that contains more than one flower) that may be shorter to a little longer than the calyx. The corolla is pink, about 1 inch long, campanulate, swollen a little on the lower side. The corolla lobes are spreading, the edges hairy. The flower is bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. Flowers occur in autumn to first frost.

Fruit is capsule.

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