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A picture of a Mecardonia

Mecardonia

Mecardonia spp.

Mecardonia procumbens habit by Mark Marathon (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Overview

This genus of around 31 species of herbaceous perennial plants in the Plantaginaceae family is native to South and Central America and parts of the Southeastern USA. They are low-growing plants with blue-green foliage and solitary almost Nemesia-like flowers held in the leaf axils. In cultivation they are generally sold as half-hardy or tender annuals especially in colder areas.