(name means "cheerfulness")
Family, Figwort. Color, white, with a yellow center, the " eye," and purplish veins (see Variegated Flowers, p. 374). Calyx, tubular, bell-shape, 4-cleft. Corolla, 2-lipped, the upper lip with 2 broad, spreading lobes under which the 4 stamens arise. Lower lip 3-cleft; all the lobes notched. Leaves, those among the flowers bristly-toothed; those on the stem, lower down, opposite, cut, or deeply toothed ovate, or lance-shaped.
A very small plant of local growth, with at least its musical name to recommend it. Flowers in short spikes. Along the coast of Maine, among the White Mountains in stony, sterile ground.