Family, Rockrose. Color, reddish. Sepals, 5, 2 shorter than the others. Petals, 3. Stamens, many. Pistil, with 3 stigmas. Flowers, dull, insignificant, in a Loose, leafy, broadly pyramidal panicle. Leaves, opposite, some whorled, long, narrow, the lower ones broader than those above, downy, hoary.

In sand, near the coast, from Maine to Georgia.