Gratiola floridana


J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 7: 103. 1834.

Common names: Florida hedge-hyssop
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 266. Mentioned on page 265.

Annuals. Stems decumbent to ascending or erect, simple or few- to much-branched, 10–40 cm, glabrous proximally, glandular-pubescent distally. Leaves: blade oblanceolate to narrowly obovate or oval, 20–45 × 4–18 mm, margins with 1–6 pairs of teeth distally, apex obtuse to acute, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels slender, 20–45(–55) mm, length 0.8–2 times bract, glabrate or finely glandular-pubescent; bracteoles 2, 3–6 mm. Flowers: sepals distinct, linear to narrowly lanceolate or narrowly oblong, 3–6 mm; corolla 14–25 mm, tube yellowish green, veins reddish purple to brownish yellow, limb white; style 5–7 mm. Capsules ovoid, 3–6 × 2.8–3.2 mm. Seeds 0.6–0.8 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Low wet woods, wooded stream banks, open meadows.
Elevation: 0–300 m.


Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Tenn.


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