Plant is an upright, hairy perennial. Preferred habitat
is edge of streams and springs, open woods, right-of-ways and
the margin of cultivated forests. Distribution is throughout
the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem, consisting of one whole
part (simple); short leaf stalks that are winged and may appear
to be sessile; widest at the middle, lance-like, tapering to
the tip with a long point; margin teeth usually serrate; leaf
base gradually narrows to a long wedge.
Flowers are bright blue; upper lip two-lobed and lower
lip three-lobed; appears in a raceme at the tip of the flowering
stem; bisexual, irregular in form, each flower subtended by leafy
bracts; five sepals. The plant is easily recognized by the dense
hairs on the outside of the corolla tube. Flowers occur in late
summer and early autumn.