Family, Primrose. ("Ancient name of Celtic origin, said to refer to curative properties of this genus in diseases of cattle and swine.") Calyx, 5-cleft. Corolla, tubular, 5-divided, with 5 stamens standing in the clefts. Leaves, entire, inversely ovate, tapering into a short petiole. June to September.

A delicate, white flower growing in racemes on slender, smooth stems, about 6 to 8 inches high. Round pods form below, while the blossoms continue above. Found growing on the edge of, or quite in, water, throughout the United States.

Brook Weed. Water Pimpernel. (Samolus floribundus)

Brook-Weed. Water Pimpernel. (Samolus floribundus)