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DescriptionThis native perennial plant is about 1-2' tall. It is either unbranched or branches occasionally in the upper half. The stems are light green to red, terete or angular, and glabrous to slightly hairy. The alternate leaves are up to 4" long and 1" across. They are elliptic or narrowly ovate, finely serrated along the margins, and glabrous. The leaves have prominent midveins, and their petioles are either absent or they are short and slender. The upper leaf surface varies from yellowish green to medium green, depending on the stage of development and environmental conditions.