Wild Florida Photo - Dicerandra linearifolia

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Dicerandra linearifolia

  var.  robustior

COASTALPLAIN BALM

Florida native

 

An occasional plant of sandhills from the central Florida panhandle to the upper Suwannee River area, plus Alachua and Duval Counties. Coastalplain balm also occurs in Georgia.
The robustior variety has a red to bright purple corolla with reddish-brown anthers while the linearifolia variety has white to pale purple corolla and bright yellow anthers. The lighter flower variety is found in the western and north-central panhandle with its Florida range only overlapping the robustior variety in Jackson County.

 
Dicerandra linearifolia is a member of the Lamiaceae - Mint family.