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Read more about Mecardonia at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Mecardonia, Common Axilflower
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_m_acuminata_cropped_s
Corolla white, with purple veins. The long, ascending pedicels are distinctive, per Weakley's Flora.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_m_acuminata_s2b
Leaves oblanceolate, serrate above the middle, about 1.5" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_m_acuminata_s2c
Sepals lanceolate, nearly equal in length, per Weakley's Flora (2012).