Agarista is a relatively tall, multi-stemmed shrub. The
branches often arch and ascend to leaning. The twigs have a chambered
pith. The bark is smooth and brown. Its preferred habitat is
moist woodlands, lower slopes of rich ravines, seepage slopes,
swamps, and near springs and spring runs. Distribution is thorughout
the Escambia region.
The leaves are evergreen, alternate on the stem, one whole
part, bright green, lance-like to ovate. The margins have no
tThe fruit is a round capsule.eeth and no lobes, but occasionally
have a slight serration. The leaf tips are long tapering.
The flowers are white, narrowly urn-shaped, borne in many-flowered
clusters at the leaf axils. The plant is showy when in bloom.
Flowers occur in the spring.