Dicliptera brachiata (Pursh) Spreng.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Dicliptera brachiata (Pursh) Spreng.

  • Description

    Species Description - Freely branched annual 3–7 dm; petioles 1–3 cm; lvs ovate or lance-ovate, 5–10 cm, acuminate; infls developed from most upper axils and often accompanied by floriferous branches; bracts oblong to obovate, 6–10 mm, cuspidate; cal-lobes 3 mm; cor pink or purple, 12–15 mm, or much smaller and cleistogamous, the lips about as long as the tube; 2n=ca 80. Moist or wet woods; s. Ind. to s. Mo., s. to Fla. and Tex., and n. along the coast to se. Va. (Diapedium b.)