Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Earleaf False Foxglove
Agalinis auriculata
Family: Scrophulariaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G3
State Rank: S1

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Habitat:
Barrens, prairies.

Species Description:
Hemiparasitic annual forb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early August to late August.
Fruiting Period: Early September to mid September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Flowers distinctive in being axillary but otherwise similar to agalinis(pink with lobes longer than the tube); leaves are sessile and at least some have basal lobes and are entire.

Management:
Woody plant invasion must be controlled using periodic prescribed fire, mowing or other means. Timber removal may be beneficial . Hand removal of trees in the vicinity is needed to maintain the open character of the habitat for this species. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:
Primarily in the Midwestern and South-central United States, with some outlying populations (or former populations). Presumed extirpated in Michigan and New Jersey. Historical in West Virginia. In Texas, it is known only from a late 19th century specimen and there is some uncertainty about its nativity (Pennell 1921 cited by Poole et al. 2007).

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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