Clammy Cuphea
(Blue Waxweed)

By William T. Hathaway
Clammy Cuphea (Cuphea petiolata)

The Clammy Cuphea (Cuphea petiolata) is covered totally with sticky hairs. The little flowers are only 1 centimeter wide. The species has a synonymous specific name viscosissima which is Latin for very sticky.

The plant blooms in fields during the summer and fall.

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