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Cuphea viscosissima Jacquin. Clammy Cuphea, Blue Waxweed. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Dry or wet places, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks. Dist: NH west to IA and KS, south to c. GA, LA, and e. OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA10, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, Graham (1975); = Cuphea petiolata (L.) Koehne – F, G, Tat; = Parsonsia petiolata (L.) Rusby – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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