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Fern-Leaf False Foxglove Aureolaria pedicularia

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Description

Partially parasitic upon roots of white oaks. so prefers to have one planted nearby.  Found in woods and thickets.  This wildflower reseeds itself easily.

Seasons of Interest: Summer to early fall

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#hummingbirds#butterflies#showy flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#nectar plant#NC native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#butterflies#showy flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#nectar plant#NC native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aureolaria
    Species:
    pedicularia
    Family:
    Orobanchaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    N. Central & NE. U.S.A. to South Carolina
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees, ruby throated hummingbirds, and butterflies
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Ovoid seed capsule about ½" long that has a slender beak at its apex
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    1-in., funnel-shaped, yellow flowers on leafy raceme; five flaring lobes at tip. It blooms late summer to early fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3 inches long 2 inches wide medium green to purple-green rosette of basal leaves toward to the bottom of the plant opposite toward the top, lanceolate to ovate, mostly untoothed leaves; lower leaves are deeply lobed or in smooth, pointed, cleft segments.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Covered with a powdery bloom (glaucous)
    Stem Description:
    Smooth stem covered with a bloom, may be purple
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil