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Agalinis purpurea L.
- State Rank: S1
- Global Rank: G5
- State Status: Endangered
Habitat: Damp, mostly acid soils, especially sandy soil of bogs, shores, and barrens. Usually in open sun.
Range: Nova Scotia to Minnesota and South Dakota, south to Florida, Mexico, and West Indies.
Aids to Identification: Coming soon.
Ecological characteristics: Growing in Maine in a saline tidal marsh.
Phenology: Flowers late-July - September.
Synonyms: Gerardia purpurea L.; Gerardia purpurea L. ssp. parvula Pennell; Gerardia purpurea L. var. grandiflora Benth.
Known Distribution in Maine: This rare plant has been documented from a total of 1 town(s) in the following county(ies): Sagadahoc.
Reason(s) for rarity: Disjunct from principal range; range naturally restricted.
Conservation considerations: Not well known in Maine at this time.