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Aureolaria pedicularia (L.) Raf.
var. pectinata (Nutt.) Gleason
Fernleaf Yellow False Foxglove
South Florida Status: Historical. Collected once in 1986 northwest of Immokalee.
Taxonomy: Dicotyledon; Scrophulariaceae.
Habit: Annual terrestrial herb.
Distribution: Native to the southeastern coastal plain. Wunderlin (1998) reports it as occasional nearly throughout Florida.
South Florida Distribution: Collier County. The Collier County plants are disjunct from the nearest population in Manatee County.
South Florida Habitats: Scrub.
Protection Status: Not listed by any agency.
Aids to Identification: Bell & Taylor (1982) has a color photo.
References: Chapman, 1883; Small, 1933a; Pennell, 1935; Bell & Taylor, 1982; Wunderlin, 1998.
Synonyms: A. pectinata (Nutt.) Pennell; A. pectinata var. floridana Pennell; Dasistoma pectinata (Nutt.) Benth.
Historical Context: Robin B. Huck collected fernleaf yellow false foxglove once in 1986 in scrubby flatwoods northwest of Immokalee (3294, FLAS). Christman (1988) also reported it for this station, calling the site Immokalee NW RT. 850.
Comments: This is a temperate species known from a single modern disjunct collection in Collier County. It is possible that this was a waif population. It flowers summer through fall, when surveys should be conducted.
Recommendations: · Survey Immokalee Scrubby Flatwoods Site. · If plants are found, map and monitor known populations. · Acquire Immokalee Scrubby Flatwoods Site.
Gann, G.D., K.A. Bradley and S.W. Woodmansee. 2001-2013.