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Colombian waxweed
Cuphea carthagenensis
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 (877)
family name
  • Lythraceae
Image Author: ©2006 John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern Flora
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Six petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.3 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Native to Mexico

How Likely at this Location (68%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
base map where plant found
mag select

Grassland
Forest
Disturbed
Wetland
Sand
Salt Marsh
Rocky
Riparian
Meadow
Native Plant Status
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native Native
native Not Present
Native to Mexico