Plant is an upright, hairy or smooth biennial; leafy stalks;
blooms lemon-scented; large; yellow. Stems are often tinged with
purple. Preferred habitat is fields and roadsides. Distribution
is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are two to three inches long; sometimes nearly oval,
slightly toothed and lance-like.
Flowers are one-two inches broad; petals four and sepals
four; reflexed; arising from the top of a long floral tube; stamens
eight; prominent cross-shaped stigma. Flowers occur in the summer
Fruit is an oblong capsule often persisting after seeds
The flowers of this night-flowering biennial open in the
evening and close by noon the following day.