Wild Florida Photo - Stylodon carneum

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Stylodon carneum

CAROLINA FALSE VERVAIN

Florida native

 

An occasional herb of sandhills and dry flatwoods through the panhandle, north Florida and into the central peninsula. The range extends throughout the southeastern coastal states from Texas to Virginia.
A perennial with pubescent 4-angled stems growing to a meter or more tall. Small 5-lobed pink to pinkish-lavender flowers appear on long spikes.

 
Stylodon carneum is a member of the Verbenaceae - Verbena family.