Aureolaria pectinata (Nuttall) Pennell
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape) Family
Plant is an upright, hairy annual, parasitic on the root of oaks. Preferred habitat is thin woods, roadsides and sandy soils where oak trees are prevalent. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are in basal rosettes and opposite on the stem. Basal leaves are elliptic to lance-like; with no teeth and no lobes. Stem leaves are lance-like and in two ranks (each side of stem like a birds feather); some with lobes and teeth.
Flowers are in the leaf axil; solitary; calyx is five-lobed. Corolla has two lips with upper lip being two-lobed; lower lip three-lobed. Flowers are yellow with four stamens. Flowers occur in the summer and early autumn.
Fruit is a capsule.