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Dry sandy soil.
On the coastal plain and adjacent piedmont from Long Island to AL.
Hemiparasitic annual; stem 15-70 cm, glabrous, slender, with many ascending branches; leaves glabrous or nearly so, narrowly linear or setaceous, usually under 1 mm wide; pedicels widely divergent, 1-3 cm; calyx tube 2-3 mm, the lobes minute, 0.2-0.5 mm; corolla 1.5-2.5 mm, its upper lip spreading, hairy across the base of the lobes within; pollen sacs 2-2.5 mm; fruit globose, 3-4 mm; seeds dark.
Flowers August to October
Wetland indicator: NA
These plants were photographed on a sandy roadside in southern NJ.
Gleason, Henry A.
and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States
and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
© Michael Hough 2018