Stems 3-7 dm; lvs lanceolate or lance-oblong, 6-12 נ2-4 cm, acuminate, serrate, obtuse or broadly cuneate at base, on distinct petioles 5-15 mm; cor 2.5-3.5 cm, purple or red-purple throughout, with a white or yellowish beard; staminode white or nearly so. Wet woods on the coastal plain; Md. to Ala.; also Ind. to s. Minn. and Ark. Aug.-Oct.
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