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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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A frequent plant of sandhills and flatwoods throughout much of Florida, also ranging into southern Georgia and Alabama.
This perennial grows to a meter tall or more. The stem is smooth, reddish with opposite branches and leaves which are also sessile. The white bell-shaped, nodding flowers are in terminal panicles. The corolla is 5-lobed and 2-lipped with the lower lip having 3 lobes. The calyx is also 5-lobed and hairy. There are 4 curved fertile stamens and one hairy, straight, infertle stamen that gives this plant its common name.