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A. A. Reznicek
Native across the southern United States from Texas eastward; adventive northward usually as an escape from cultivation. Collected sporadically in Michigan since 1885 (Kent Co.) along roadsides and railroads, in fields, on sandy banks, and once on the Lake Huron shore.
This is an erect unbranched biennial with bright red salverform corollas, pollinated by hummingbirds. The leaves resemble those of Myriophyllum, though of course they are stiffer as well as never truly whorled nor aquatic.