They have a bright bunch of large, scarlet-red flowers at the top of a tall plant. The leaves are long and thin. They are green on top and pale below. They bloom July through September. Also called, great willow herb.
Flower Type: Flowers regular with 4 petals on long stalks and arranged around the top of the plant (raceme)
Flower Color: Bright pink
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Wildflower (Large - 2-8 feet)
Leaf Type: Long, lance-shaped and entire (smooth edge)
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