Zones: 7 to 8
Size: 1 to 2' tall, 3 to 4' wide
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun
Found in bogs and marshes of North and South Carolina and therefore requires consistently moist soil. Erect, stoloniferous plant. Pink-purple flowers in August, long, thin deep green leaves. The flowers apparently resemble baby birds waiting to be fed with their mouths open, hence the common name.
Native to North and South Carolina and Georgia.
Published in Rhodora 17: 132 in 1915.
Basionym: Thymbra caroliniana Walter