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Blue waxweed
Cuphea viscosissima wild.jpg
Scientific classification
Genus:
Cuphea
Species:
viscosissima
Synonyms
  • Cuphea petiolata (L.) Koehne
  • Lythrum petiolatum L.
  • Parsonsia petiolata (L.) Rusby

Cuphea viscosissima, also known as blue waxweed, clammy cuphea or (ambiguously) as "tarweed", is an herbaceous plant in the loosestrife family. It native to the eastern United States, where it is most often found in open, rocky calcareous areas. It is the most common and widespread Cuphea in the U.S.

This species is notable for its sticky stems. It produces a purple-red flower in late summer.

This species is morphological similar to Cuphea lanceolata, which is found in Mexico. It can be distinguished from Cuphea lanceolata by its smaller flower.

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