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Apteria aphylla (Nutt.) Barnhart ex Small
NODDING NIXIE
Apteria gracillima; Lobelia aphylla; Apteria aphylla var hymenanthera; Apteria hymenanthera; Nodding-Nixie

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1. Apteria aphylla (Nuttall) Barnhart ex Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 309. 1903.

Nodding-nixie

Lobelia aphylla Nuttall, Amer. J. Sci. Arts 5: 297. 1822; Apteria setacea Nuttall

Stems often purplish, 3—27 cm. Leaves often purplish, 1.5—4 × 0.5—1.5 mm. Inflorescences: floral bracts 2—4 mm. Flowers 8—14 mm; perianth purple or white with purplish longitudinal stripes inside throat and purplish perianth lobes; lobes erect, incurved and converging but not connate; outer lobes ovate to triangular, 1.5—4 mm; inner lobes lanceolate, ± as long as outer. Capsules 3—6 mm.

Flowering late summer--fall. Bogs, alluvial and upland rich woods; 0--100 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Tex.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America; South America (to Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil).

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