Carolina Vervain
Stylodon carnea
Verbenaceae (Vervain) Family

Plant is an upright downy herb; reclining or erect. Preferred habitat is sandy woods, pine barrens and pine woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region except directly at seashore.

The leaves are nearly sessiles; gray hairy; finely saw-toothed; lance-like; prominent midvein; tapering to the tip with sides less than equal; branches spring from leaf nodes.

The flowers are short-stalked and tube-like. Corolla is pink to purple flaring at the tip; five lobes fused and loose bracts are present at base of tube. Flowers occur in the summer.

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