oblong, lanceolate, ovate
September - November
0.1 - 0.4
Identification tip: Cuphea glutinosa is a perennial that may be distinguished from the two annual species Cuphea carthagenensis and Cuphea viscosissima by its thin and wiry stems, spreading branches, and sessile stem leaves that are about 1.5 cm long. Cuphea carthagenensis and C. viscosissima have stout and erect stems, and leaves distinctly petiolate and 2 cm long or more.
It is most common in wet meadows, marsh fringing prairies, and around small woodland lakes. In Louisiana it has been reported form only five parishes. In Texas it is restricted to the southeast.
Wet meadows about small woodland lakes.