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DescriptionThis native perennial plant is 2-3' tall and unbranched. The stout central stem is light green and smooth. The thick opposite leaves are up to 6" long and 3½" across. They are broadly oblong, with smooth margins, and hairless. At the base, the leaves are sessile or have short petioles. The central vein of each leaf is pinkish or reddish, from which side veins radiate outward pinnately.