llee at BIOL.SC.EDU
Wed Dec 10 13:11:26 CST 2003
Do you know this plant? I have been unable to ID it.
Photo at http://cricket.biol.sc.edu/acmoore/herb.jpg
Description: leaves alternate (could possibly key as opposite) with glandular
trichomes, tacky to the touch, and gathering sand when collected for
pressing. Flowers solitary, axillary, 5-merous; corollas sympetalous, purple
distally but whitish on the tube. Calyx lobes more than 2x length of the cup,
apices rounded. Capsule with 2 sutures, 1 locule, containing many light
brown, pitted seeds. The ruptured capsule looks like a pope's hat (miter),
nestled within the still-green calyx. Calyx 2x length of mature capsule. Low
but not creeping, < 2 dm. From SE US, outer coastal plain.
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