Southern Beeblossom is an upright, spreading annual to
about 4 feet tall (usually not branched at the base). Its preferred
habitat is dunes, meadows, grasslands and thin woods. Distribution
is throughout the Escambia region.
The leaves are narrowly widest at the middle to lance-like,
no teeth and no lobes; usually not on visible leaf stalks.
The flowers are clusters that rest directly on the flowering
branch. The hypanthium is prolonged (a structure formed by the
fusion of petals, sepals and stamens) beyond the ovary as is
typical of primroses. The structure is about the same length
as the ovary. Sepals number 3 to 4 and each is about 1/2 inch
long. The petals also number 3 to 4, white in color and fading
to pink with age. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.
Fruit is a capsule.