Entire-Leaved False Foxglove, Aureolaria laevigata
(Also called Gerardia laevigata)
Orobanchaceae or Broomrape Family
(Formerly in the Scrophulariaceae or Figwort Family)


Erect plant, 3 to 6 feet tall. Leaves opposite each other, mostly without teeth, although the lowest leaves may have teeth. Flowers tubular, yellow, with 5 flaring lobes. Buds like little yellow lipsticks. Blooms in mid-summer.

A lovely native. Grows under oaks, being semi-parasitic on them.

No other Wildwood species has similar flowers. Other species of false foxglove have toothed, or even divided leaves; they have not been reported in Wildwood.

Flower, front view
Flower, side view Leaf Buds
  Lower leaf