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Aureolaria laevigata - Appalachian Oak-leech Yellow, trumpet shaped flower on a tall, slender stalk with oppositely arranged leaves. <br />
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Aureolaria laevigata is hemiparasitic on oak tree species. It is photosynthetic, however, it must obtain some of its mineral nutrients and water from the host plant. It accomplishes this via modified roots call haustoria which penetrate host tissues. Parasitism is a common feature of plants in the Orobanchaceae family. Pollinators include hummingbirds and bumblebees.<br />
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Habitat:<br />
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Aureolaria laevigata - Appalachian Oak-leech

Yellow, trumpet shaped flower on a tall, slender stalk with oppositely arranged leaves.

Aureolaria laevigata is hemiparasitic on oak tree species. It is photosynthetic, however, it must obtain some of its mineral nutrients and water from the host plant. It accomplishes this via modified roots call haustoria which penetrate host tissues. Parasitism is a common feature of plants in the Orobanchaceae family. Pollinators include hummingbirds and bumblebees.

Habitat:
Top of a ridge dense mixed hardwood forest. Nearby oaks.

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''Aureolaria laevigata'', commonly known as entireleaf yellow false foxglove or Appalachian oak-leech, is a species of plant in the broomrape family. It is native to much of the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding areas. It is also found in a disjunct population in southwestern Mississippi.

Like other members of its genus, ''Aureolaria laevigata'' is hemiparasitic on oak tree roots. It produces tubular yellow flowers in late summer. It can be distinguished from its relative, ''A. flava''.. more

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jan 4, 2018. Captured Sep 26, 2017 15:18 in 381 Dally Cove Rd, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm