Agalinis besseyana (Britton) Britton
Aureolaria tenuifolia (M.Vahl) Farw.
Chytra anomala C.F.Gaertn.
Gerardia besseyana Britton
Gerardia chytra Steud.
Gerardia erecta Walter
Gerardia filiformis Raf. ex Benth.
Gerardia leucanthera Raf.
Gerardia macrophylla Benth.
Gerardia polyphylla Small
Gerardia tenuifolia Vahl
Common Name: Slenderleaf False Foxglove
Agalinis tenuifolia is a much-branched, erect,annual plant that can grow from 10 - 80cm tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Central and eastern N. America - Manitoba to Maine and south to Texas and Florida.
Moist open areas and low woods in Texas[
]. Woodlands, fields, prairies, wet thickets and along streams[
Agalinis tenuifolia has a wide native range fron central Canada to Florida. It should succeed outdoors in most of the temperate zone.
Prefers a medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade[
]. It prefers moist soils, but is sometimes found in the wild in dryish soils[
]. Requires a well-drained soil, preferably on the dry side[
]. Grows well in a woodland garden[
This species is not very hardy outdoors in Britain, tolerating temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[
A semi-parasitic plant, thus making it very difficult to establish in cultivation[
]. The roots of this plant are reported to be partially parasitic on the roots of neighboring plants[
]. There are no reports on whether any specific plants are preferred.
Young shoots - cooked[