||Erect plant, 1-3 feet tall. Leaves mostly
alternate, sometimes opposite towards base, lance-shaped, often
purple-tinged, with numerous fine teeth. Flowers small,
white or pink, arising individually inn upper leaf axils (where
leaves join stems). The 4 petals are notched at the tip.
Fruit a long, cylindrical capsule.
Native plant of moist
places. Occasional in moist sunny places in Wildwood.
Several other species of Willow Herbs are difficult to
distinguish from this one, but they have not yet been reported
in the Park.