Our string of fascinating wildflowers from Durant Nature Park in north Raleigh continues today with the downy yellow false foxglove. This species is a beautiful yellow, and has an amazing relationship with white oak trees. You’ll always find this species growing near white oaks, since they are “hemiparasitic” on the oak roots. Hemiparasitic means that these plants derive some of the nutritional needs from the tissues of other plants. Amazing!
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