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The Earleaf false-foxglove (Agalinis auriculata) is a member of the Figwort family and an annual hemiparasite. A hemiparasite is a plant that takes its water and minerals from other plants, yet has chlorophyll (the ordinary green coloring matter of vegetation) and can produce its food through photosynthesis using light energy. Earleaf false-foxglove has one simple, hairy stem growing 12-16 inches high and produces purple, one-inch flowers in the upper leaf axils (angle between leaf and stem) in August and September. Blossoms resemble its relative garden foxglove; funnel-shaped with five lobes and four stamens.