Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
This is an odd and somewhat "ugly" plant, looking more like a Myriophyllum or Proserpinaca than a species of Primulaceae somewhat related to Lysimachia! Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913 pnd_hoin_001_lvd
Photos or drawings help to show what this species truly looks like...
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide pnd_hoin_004_lvd
...as words cannot fully describe it! , per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Eric Ungberg ung_20200610_151440
June Granville County NC
Flowering "stalks" erect, fleshy, bases curved, nodes w tiny white flowers, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.