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Cuphea carthagenensis
Colombian waxweed Loosestrife Family
Cuphea carthagenensis Lythraceae
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English common name
  •Colombian waxweed
Spanish common name
  •escobilla
accepted scientific name
  •Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
rules for finding collection records
  •Cuphea carthagenensis (213)
family name
  •Lythraceae
Image Author: ©2006 John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern Flora
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Six petals
Petal colors: color
Leaf: Opposite
Plant Observed third week of October thru second week of May

How Likely at this Location (83%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
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Disturbed
Riparian
Forest
Wetland
Grassland
grid lines base