Plant is an upright, smooth to hairy perennial. Its preferred
habitat is prairies, roadsides, woodland edges and wooded slopes.
Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are opposite on the stem; consisting of one whole
part; egg-shaped to lance-like; forms an angle to the left and
sometimes pinched at tip; margins are toothed; leaf base is squared
or sometimes slightly heart-shaped and attached to the stem between
Flowers are in a terminal head subtended by whitish to
pale pink bracts; calyx is symmetrical; corolla is pink, purple,
or occasionally white, with lower lip spotted with dark purple.
Flower has two stamens that extend beyond the corolla. Flowers
occur in the summer.
Fruit is oval-shaped with two or more seed chambers.