Plant is an upright perennial to two feet tall from a short,
much-branched under-ground stem. Its preferred habitat is brackish
marshes, swales, edge of sloughs, pond margins and wet grasslands.
Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
The leaves are linear to narrowly lance-like; widest at
the middle and almost always alternate on the stem.
The flowers are borne in an open, spreading panicle at
the end of new growth stems. The calyx is united at the base;
lobes are linear to almost filiform and usually about two-thirds
as long as the corolla. Flowers are pink (occasionally white)
with a yellow eye, occurring in the summer.