G. pedicularia is a leafy, branching species, 2 or 3 feet high. The leaves are very much cut, with dissected and toothed lobes, the lower large, the upper quite small. The stems bearing the pretty yellow bells are longer than the calyx-lobes. The latter are irregularly cut and hairy. The corolla is sticky on the outside. August and September.
This graceful, handsome herb is found in light woods along our entire Atlantic border. Some such spots in Long Island are colored yellow with masses of these foxgloves. (See illustration, p. 207.)
Yellow gerardia (Gcrardia pedicularia)