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Fern-Leaf False Foxglove Aureolaria pedicularia

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awr-ree-oh-LAY-ree-uh pe-dik-yoo-LAIR-ee-uh
Description

Fern-Leaf False Foxglove is a native annual to biennial wildflower of central and eastern USA and can be found in all parts of NC. It is partially parasitic upon the roots of oaks and is found in woods and thickets particularly near the black or pin oaks.  It prefers a dry sandy loam in full to partial sun. The funnel-shaped yellow flowers appear in late summer to fall and the fern-like foliage gives it an airy look. This wildflower reseeds itself easily.

 

 

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#bees#hummingbirds#showy flowers#annual#fall flowers#biennial#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#NC native#summer flowers#deer resistant#butterfly friendly
 
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Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#showy flowers#annual#fall flowers#biennial#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#NC native#summer flowers#deer resistant#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aureolaria
    Species:
    pedicularia
    Family:
    Orobanchaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Biennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and Eastern USA
    Distribution:
    AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, GS
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees, ruby throated hummingbirds, and butterflies
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • 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:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Oval seed capsule about ½" long that has a slender beak at its apex. Contains many seeds.
  • 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 Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-1.5 in., funnel-shaped, yellow flowers on leafy raceme; five flaring lobes at tip. It blooms late summer to early fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant 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:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3 inches long 2 inches wide medium green to a purple-green rosette of basal leaves the first year are deeply lobed. In the second year, similar but smaller stem leaves appear and are opposite, lanceolate to ovate, mostly entire, hairs on the undersides, sessile with 3-7 pairs of lobes.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Smooth stem covered with glandular hairs, may be purple
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil