Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Gratiola neglecta Torr.
Gratiola: from gratia for "grace" or "favor" referring to its supposed medicinal properties
neglecta: neglected or overlooked
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 4"-12" tall forb|
|Flower: ||white to yellowish, 5-parted, 1/3" long, irregular shaped, upper lobes nearly united at the top and hairy at the base, lower lobes rounded, 2 stamens; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms May-Oct.|
|Leaf:||opposite, widest near or above the middle then toward the base|
|Habitat: ||wet; streambanks; in muddy soil|