Flora of the Southeastern United States
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LYTHRACEAE

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

Syn: = Ar, C, FNA10, GrPl, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mo3, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, Graham (1975); = Cuphea petiolata – F, G; = Parsonsia petiolata – S

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image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware
image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware
image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware