Family, Figwort. Color, white or a light crimson (see p. 291). Calyx and corolla bell-shaped, 5-parted, with 4 stamens inserted on the corolla. Leaves, like pine-needles, fleshy, very slight distinction between blade and petiole. Flowers, single, on leafless stems.

Plants rooted in mud, very small, spreading by stolons which also root at intervals in the mud. Muddy banks of rivers and streams, the leaves clustered at the root, around the single-flowered peduncles. Near the coast as far south as New Jersey.