COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC assessment and status report on the rough agalinis Agalinis aspera in Canada

Rough agalinis (Agalinis aspera) is a dicotyledonous (having two embryonic leaves) flowering plant that is currently considered a member of the broomrape family (Orobanchaceae). It is a slender annual herb with narrow linear roughened leaves that are opposite to sub-opposite. Manitoba plants grow up to 35 cm tall and exhibit very little branching. Flowers are borne in a short raceme on stalks that are slender but nearly erect. Only one or two of the showy pink flowers are seen at a time because they only last for a day. The fruit is a dark brown oval-shaped capsule containing numerous tiny diamond-shaped seeds.

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COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3
Tel: 819-938-4125
Fax: 819-938-3984
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