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Purple Gerardia Agalinis

Description

Wildlife Value:  Members of the genus Agalinis support the following specialized bee: Anthophorula (Anthophorisca) micheneri.

 

Site: Damp acidic soil, thickets, boggy sites

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#purple#fall#pink#pollinators#perennial#acidic soil#wildlife plant#purple flowers#pink flowers#wildflowers#nectar plant#wet sites#specialized bee#purple flower#pink flower#fall flower
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#purple#fall#pink#pollinators#perennial#acidic soil#wildlife plant#purple flowers#pink flowers#wildflowers#nectar plant#wet sites#specialized bee#purple flower#pink flower#fall flower
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agalinis
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the genus Agalinis support the following specialized bee: Anthophorula (Anthophorisca) micheneri.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    1-in., pink-purple, bell-shaped, downy flowers in leaf axis; dark spots in throat; very short flower stalk
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Paired linear leaves, 1 to 1.5 in. long; smaller leaves clustered in the axils
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil