Wild Florida Photo - Spigelia loganioides

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Spigelia loganioides

FLORIDA PINKROOT

LEVY PINKROOT

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Endangered Florida species

 

The entire range of this plant is limited to four Florida counties: Levy, Marion, Citrus and Sumter. It is found in floodplains, wet woods and swamps.
Florida pinkroot is a small herb growing to about a foot tall (30 cm) having opposite, sessile leaves with entire margins. The small white flowers can be terminal or in the leaf axils, blooming from April to July. The corolla is funnel-shaped with 5 pointed lobes.

 
Spigelia loganioides is a member of the Loganiaceae - Logania family.

Other species of the Spigelia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Spigelia marilandica - WOODLAND PINKROOT