When Libby and I were working in the pine plantation on our last visit to Roundrock, I came upon this lovely pink flower that I had never seen before. If my identification skills are up to the task, then I think this is Agalinis fasciculata, commonly known as Beach false foxglove.
From what I’ve read about this plant, it is only found in the southwestern part of Missouri (though plenty of other states can claim it). If so, then mine may be the most northern of Missouri’s since Roundrock is more west central Missouri than southwestern. In any case, I was delighted to find yet another new flowering plant at Roundrock, and I think this really is a first appearance for this plant.
Beach false foxglove is said to flower from August to October, and certainly in past years I have been out at Roundrock and in Blackberry Corner (where this flower is now found) during those months. Surely I would have seen something as delightful as this. Regardless, I’ve found it now, and I’ll look for it every year.
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- Black gum, bittersweet and dogwood show fall color.