Hyptis alata Shinners
Lamiaceae (Mint) Family
Plant is an upright, hairy perennial. Preferred habitat is wet ditches, moist woods and the margin of lakes and ponds. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are opposite on the stem; consisting of one whole part; stalked (but sometimes have no leaf stalk); lance-like with a tip that is nearly rounded or blunt and sides are less than equal. Leaf margins are toothed and base is wedge-shaped.
Flowers are in the leaf axil; heads on short stalks and subtended by leafy bracts. Calyx is not symmetrical; five-lobed. Corolla has one lip, pink to lavender and four stamens that extend beyond the corolla. Flowers occur in the summer.
Fruit is an ovary with two or more seed chambers.