Smooth Foxglove
(Smooth Yellow Foxglove - Eastern Smooth Oak Leach - Smooth Yellow False Foxglove)
Aureolaria flava Var. flava
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort) Family


Plant is an upright, smooth perennial and parasitic on the roots of oak trees. Preferred habitat is dry woodlands, edge of savannas and moist ditches. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are opposite, consisting of one part, no leaf stalk, lance-like, no teeth or with lobes that may be slightly lobed or deeply divided into segments.

Flowers are in a raceme along the flowering stem. Calyx is five lobed. Corolla is two-lipped with upper lip having two lobes and lower lip having three lobes. Flowers are yellow; four stamens. Flowers occur in late summer and early autumn.

Fruit is a capsule.

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