widespread across N. America and eastern Asia. Fairly common. Stems, smooth, weak, reclining, rooting
at the leaf-nodes, 2-6dm long. Leaves, opposite; short-stalked, oval to oblong, 2-7cm long; with sharp,
forward-pointing distant teeth. Flowers, in loose clusters from leaf axils; numerous; slightly tubular; 4-lobed,
the lowest, smallest; petals light blue, occasionally nearly white; striped with purple, 4-6dm broad;
late June-August. Fruit, a tiny, round, slightly flattened capsule with a small notch at the tip, containing
several flat seeds. Habitat: stream banks and marshy ground. sWeas.N50.59.609/W114.09.569.
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