Monday, September 28, 2015

Purple False Foxglove in the Meadows

One of my favorites in the fall meadow is Gerardia or Agalinis purpurea, native to the eastern US.

Host to Buckeye caterpillars. 

Wind blows the seeds to new places.

We mow paths through patches of wildflowers. Agalinis grows well in damp places.

It was a grey day and few butterflies were out. I watched a single Gulf Fritillary for the longest time and it never got into a good camera range.


  1. This plant is completely foreign to me but, as it likes damp places, I guess that's to be expected.

  2. What a lovely flower! I've not seen this before. I love the way it grows too, the foliage is so delicate and airy looking.

    Happy Fall and have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  3. I don't think I've seen this plant in my area. Very interesting!

  4. I think this is what I am seeing growing mingled in with goldenrod. It is down the road from me but strangely in a very, very dry area.


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