What plant is that?

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Downy False FoxgloveDowny False Foxglove flowerDowny False Foxglove downy stem Downy False Foxglove  fruit
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The mystery plant for August 2021 is a native herbaceous perennial which is hemiparasitic on white oaks, but does possess chlorophyll. It grows 1-3-(4) feet tall, has opposite, entire leaves and its ascending branches are finely downy throughout. The lower leaves are lance to ovate-shaped often with one or two pairs of large lobes below the middle. The other leaves are less lobed. Pedicels are 2-3 mm long. This plant has yellow funnel-shaped flowers which open in June-August in terminal clusters. The fruit is ovoid and heavily pubescent.  Deer eagerly browse this plant. This plant prefers partial sun in dry or rocky, or sandy loams. It also may be found in woods near streambanks and is present in every New England state except Maine.  This plant blooms from early July to mid-August per Gil George.

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
 
Aureolaria virginica
Common Name:
  Downy False Foxglove
Family:
  Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family) USDA
Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape family) Gobotany
Habitat:
  Dry open woods