Agalinis heterophylla (Nutt.) Small ex Britton
Family - Scrophulariaceae
Flowering - August - October.
Habitat - Prairies, moist swales, roadsides.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found in the black-belt prairie region of Alabama. It is easy to identify becasue of its habitat, three-lobed lower leaves, and big, pink flowers. The pedicels of the flowers are shorter than or equaling the calyx tube. The calyx lobes are equaling or (most often) longer than the calyx tube. The three-lobed lower leaves are often shriveled by the time the flowers appear.
Photographs taken off Hwy 65 near Gould, AR., 9-8-06.