Samolus ebracteatus Kunth
Habit: Samolus ebracteatus grows as a perennial up to 0.5 meters in height. The leaves are arranged alternately, obovate, up to 12 cm long (typically shorter), with a rounded leaf apex and an entire margin that is decurrent on the petiole forming wings. The petiole and mid-vein is reddish.
The actinomorphic, perfect, complete, flowers occur in racemes. The calyx has 5 unfused, green sepals occurring as triangular lobes. The corolla has 5 fused, white to pink petals that form a short, tube that is pubescent at the throat. There are 5 stamens that are fused to the corolla tube. The ovary is superior with 1 locule and many ovules. The fruit is a capsule at maturity.
Habitat: Samolus ebracteatus grows in saline flats, roadsides and areas with low saline soils.
Distribution in Bahamas/Globally: Samolus ebracteatus occurs on the northern island groupings in the Bahamian Archipelago, as well as the southern United States and the Caribbean region.
Medicinal/Cultural/Economic usage: Samolus ebracteatus is not used medicinally in the Bahamas.