Erect annual, simple or branched above, 1-4 dm; lvs linear, or the lowest narrowly spatulate, 1-2 cm נ1-2 mm; peduncles well developed; bracts falling with the fls; racemes short-ovoid or cylindric, very blunt, to 3 cm but bearing attached fls only in the uppermost 1 cm; fls pink or rose; wings obovate, 2.5-3.5 mm, slightly exceeding the cor; aril a fourth or a third as long as the seed; 2n=34. Dry or sandy soil on the coastal plain; s. N.J. to Fla. and Tex.; also inland in Tenn. and rep. from Ky. June-Sept. (P. harperi)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.