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Gerardia

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Agalinis tenuifolia. This species is a member of the Orobanchaceae family.

Agalinis purpurea (known by common names including purple false foxglove and purple gerardia) is an annual forb native to the eastern United States and Canada, which produces purple flowers in late summer or early fall.

Rudy Mancke served as naturalist and co-host of South Carolina ETV's NatureScene, which began its long run in 1978. His field trips, broadcast nationwide, have earned him a legion of dedicated viewers. Rudy's knowledge of the complex inner-workings of different ecosystems and his great admiration for the natural world make him the perfect guide. In fact, the National Wildlife Federation and the Garden Club of America honored his commitment to resource conservation with special awards. Since retiring from SCETV, Rudy has gone on to teach at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.