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Foxglove (Smooth False)

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Gerardia flava
Foxglove (Smooth False)


Found in dry woods and clearings.


These tall, showy wildflowers bloom in summer and early fall. Look for the yellow, trumpet-shaped  flowers.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Irregular flowers with 5 petals fused into long, slender trumpets arranged in a spike with small leaves on the top of the plant (raceme)
Flower Color: Purplish
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Plant Type: Wildflower (Tall - 3-6 feet)
Leaf Type: Lance-shaped and toothed

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