Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
The status of this in our area has been muddled by confusion with E. nutans, per Weakley's Flora.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 12 (2016)
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Keith Bradley kab_e_hyssopifolia_76007
June Miami-Dade County FL
Young stems and leaves glabrous; leaves serrulate, at least at the apex, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Habitat: Disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Common in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
Margins serrulate, at least at the apex (use 10x magification)
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