Connecticut Plants
Seaside Gerardia (Saltmarsh False Foxglove)
Agalinis maritima (Raf.) Raf.

This is one of five species of purple-flowered gerardias that grow in Connecticut. Seaside gerardia can be identified by its thick, succulent leaves and its preference for salt marshes.

  • Synonyms: Gerardia maritima
  • Family: broomrape (Orobanchaceae)
  • Habitat: salt marshes
  • Height: 2-12 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: purplish-pink
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Agalinis maritima (Raf.) Raf.