The plant is an upright, smooth or slightly rough perennial.
Its preferred habitat is moist woods, marshes, edges of lakes
and ponds. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
The leaves are opposite on the stem, consisting of one
whole part, short leaf stalks, elliptic to ovate in form; acute
or accuminate (the sides are less than equal and the tip may
be pinched). The margins are toothed and the base is attenuate
The flowers are in axillary clusters. The calyx is symmetrical
in form; five lobes. The corolla is nearly symmetrical; also
five lobed. The color is white or dull white. Stamens number
2 to 4 and extend beyond the corolla. Flowers occur in late summer
and early autumn.
Fruit is schizocarp.