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Agalinis gattingeri   (Small ) Small ex  Britton
Cherokee County, Kansas
Height: 4-24 inches
Family: Orobanchaceae - Broomrape Family
Flowering Period:   August, September
Also Called: Gattinger's agalinis.
Stems: Usually branched, sometimes simple, nearly glabrous or scabrous.
Leaves: Cauline, opposite or sometimes alternate on branches, simple, sessile, linear, .4 to 1.4 inch long, .02 to .06 inch wide, scabrous, margins entire.
Inflorescences: Terminal, racemes. Pedicels slender, spreading to ascending, .2 to 1.4 inch.
Flowers: Calyx top-shaped to hemispheric, .16 to .2 inch, lobes triangular-lanceolate, shorter than calyx tube; corolla pink to light purple with 2 yellow lines and dark pink spots in throat, .4 to .6 inch, throat villous internally; lobes 5, spreading; stamens 4, 2 longer than others; filaments and anthers villous; pistil 1; style 1; stigma 1.
Fruits: Capsules globose, .16 to .2 inch; seeds tan, angular, tiny.
Habitat: Openings in oak-hickory forests and woodlands; dry tallgrass prairies, glades.
Distribution: East 1/5 of Kansas
Origin: Native
Comments: Agalinis very much and flax, alluding to resemblance of some plants to flax and gattingeri for botanist Augustin Gattingeri.

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