Foxglove

Today’s precious purple plant photo is of

Purple False Foxglove or Agalinis purpurea

This is the first time I have seen them at Sparkle Farm. Apparently the conditions have to be just right for them to come out of hiding.

I learned today that they are hemiparasitic, which is a completely new term for me. They have chlorophyll and do the whole photosynthesis thing, but also don’t mind stealing nutrients from the roots of other plants like Kendall Jenner.

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