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Plant Details

Aureolaria laevigata = (Gerardia laevigata )

Gerardia, Smooth False Foxglove, Appalachian Oak-leech

Scientific Name:

Aureolaria laevigata = (Gerardia laevigata )

Common Name:

Gerardia, Smooth False Foxglove, Appalachian Oak-leech

Plant Family

Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Bloom Time:

August, September

Bloom Area:

Statewide - Mountains, Piedmont, Coast

Buds and Blooms

The fat yellow buds are very noticeable. It is easy to see why it is called a "false foxglove" - even though it really doesn't look like Digitalis grandiflora at all!

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Black Mountain, October 2002
© MB Baumeister

Foliage

Note the difference in the leaves. The plant pictured here is about 30 inches, base to stem tip.

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Black Mountain, October 2002
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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