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Glandularia maritima

Glandularia maritima, or coastal mock vervain, is a perennial herb found only in Florida (NatureServe, 2014). Glandularia maritima lives on sandy clearings in coastal dune swales, scrub, pinelands, and open live oak-cabbage palm woods primarily along the SE coast of Florida (Wunderlin, 1982: 619; NatureServe, 2014). Glandularia maritima is under threat and endangered due to loss of habitat by residential and commercial development and silviculture (NatureServe, 2014).

Leaves are glabrous (smooth), 1-4 cm long, and deeply incised and toothed and is somewhat succulent (parts of the plant that are thicker) (Umber, 1979: 86, NatureServe, 2014). Branches are 0.02-0.20 cm long, and leaves that are (NatureServe, 2014). The flowers are arranged in slender spikes, salverform (a narrow tube with flat spreading terminal petals), and rose to purple (NatureServe, 2014). The fruits are 4 mm nutlets (Umber, 1979).


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