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Aureolaria laevigata, Agalinis laevigata, Dasistoma laevigata,
Gerardia laevigata, Entireleaf yellow false foxglove,
Smooth False Foxglove, Smooth Foxglove

Scientific name:  Aureolaria laevigata (Raf.) Raf.
Synonym name:  Agalinis laevigata (Raf.) S.F. Blake, Dasistoma laevigata (Raf.) Chapm., Gerardia laevigata Raf.
Common name:  Entireleaf yellow false foxglove, Smooth False Foxglove, Smooth Foxglove
Family:  Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family

Aureolaria laevigata, Agalinis laevigata, Dasistoma laevigata, Gerardia laevigata, Entireleaf yellow false foxglove, Smooth False Foxglove, Smooth Foxglove

Life form:  Perennial
Stems:  2-4 feet tall, smooth stems, often somewhat purplish
Leaves:  Lanceolate, smooth margins, rarely lobed
Inflorescence:  Terminal raceme
Flowers:  Yellow tubular corolla, becomes 5-lobed near apex
Fruits / pods:  Capsule
Flowering Period:  July, August, October
Habitat:  Oak woods, primarly in the mountains

Aureolaria laevigata, Agalinis laevigata, Dasistoma laevigata, Gerardia laevigata, Entireleaf yellow false foxglove, Smooth False Foxglove, Smooth Foxglove


Derivation of the botanical name:
Aureolaria, Latin aurea, golden; aureola, corona.
laevigata, Latin laevigatus, smooth.
  • The standard author abbreviation Raf. is used to indicate Constantine Samuel Rafinesque (1783 – 1840), a French polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much"), born in Galata, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, and died in Philadelphia;

The members of this group of plants are semi-parasitic on the roots of oaks.

Aureolaria laevigata, Agalinis laevigata, Dasistoma laevigata, Gerardia laevigata, Entireleaf yellow false foxglove, Smooth False Foxglove, Smooth Foxglove


Aureolaria laevigata, Agalinis laevigata, Dasistoma laevigata, Gerardia laevigata, Entireleaf yellow false foxglove, Smooth False Foxglove, Smooth Foxglove


 
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