Agalinis fasciculata  (Gerardia f.) fascicled agalinis Scrophulariaceae AGFA(*); R, sv;

   

Agalinis fasciculata, I_TQBH2167. close-up. © Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011. discoverlife.org

Agalinis fasciculata, I_TQBH2167. close-up. © Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011. discoverlife.org (Accessed 7/2017).

Agalinis fasciculata is an annual herb to 1 m tall; a root hemiparasite, stems rough-textured, finely hairy, sometimes stout, branches angled.  

Leaves opposite, (often alternate on branches) linear, 0.1-0.2 cm wide, 1-veined, curved, rough textured, often with dense cluster of small leaves (fascicles) in axils. 

Agalinis fasciculata. 9. Stephen F. Austin State University. src.sfasu.edu

Agalinis fasciculata. 9. Stephen F. Austin State University. src.sfasu.edu (Accessed 7/297).

Flowers purple, slightly bilaterally symmetrical, 2.5-3.5 cm long, broadly tubular, calyx 0.3-0.4 cm, tubular, lobes 0.1-0.2 cm, stalks 0.2-0.5 cm long; inflorescence of racemes with 12-30 flowers in axils of small leaves near ends of branches. 

Fruit dry, hollow, rounded 0.5-0.6 cm, splitting open to release dark seeds. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native to southern Maryland and south. 

Habitat: Dry sand of coastal plain.