Nordic J. Bot. 26: 47. 2008 ,.
Illustrator: Barbara Alongi
Copyright: Flora of North America Association
Shrubs erect, 0.1–1 m. Twigs terete or slightly 2-angled proximal to node, viscid, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves alternate or opposite; petiole absent or 0.1–2 mm, glabrous or puberulent; blade ovate or oval to narrowly lanceolate, (0.4–)0.6–1.2(–1.4) × (0.2–)0.3–0.6 cm, margins somewhat revolute, apex obtuse, abaxial surface tomentulose, adaxial glabrous or sparsely puberulent toward base. Inflorescences terminal, corymbiform racemes or umbels, (3–)6–8(–18)-flowered. Pedicels 5–11 mm. Flowers: sepals green, lanceolate, 1–1.2 mm, apex acute, surfaces glabrous, margins ciliate; petals (spreading), distinct nearly their entire lengths, white or light pink, 3–4 × 2–3.5 mm, glabrous; filaments 3–5 mm; (ovary stipitate-glandular); style 3–4 mm. Capsules 2–3(–5)-locular, (persistent style forming beak on each locule), 2.5–4 × 2.5–3 mm, glabrous. Seeds not winged, oblong to ovoid, 0.4–0.5 mm.
Phenology: Flowering mid spring.
Habitat: Open pine or oak woods in sandy soil, pocosins, and rocky summits
Elevation: 0-1700(-1900) m
Ga., Ky., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., S.C., Tenn.