Wild Florida Photo - Gratiola hispida

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Gratiola hispida


Florida native


A frequent small herbaceous plant of dry flatwoods and scrub throughout much of Florida. The range includes Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
The white flowers are solitary in the leaf axils, two lipped with four lobes and a single style. The five sepals are ciliated. This species can be identified by the linear leaves and sessile salverform flowers. The linear leaves are opposite, firm, hairy, with reflexed margins and a grooved underside. Stems are hairy, to 25 cm (10 in.) tall, and rough to the touch.

Gratiola hispida is a member of the Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family.