Flesh coloured, or pale purple.
Flowers: small; axillary; terminal; in close clusters; growing singly or in pairs. Calyx: of five, flesh-coloured sepals. Corolla: of five petals. Stamens: nine to twelve, in sets of three; each set separated by a yellow gland. Pistil: one, with three styles. Leaves: opposite, in pairs united about the stem; oblong; not tapering at either end. Stem: erect; brightly coloured. Pod: deep red.
Often in cranberry bogs and in the marshes we will find this pretty plant upholding the honour of the St. John's-wort.