I spotted this plant while visiting my grandparents' graves in the sandhill region of South Carolina. The sandy sandy soil must suit the plant well, because there were patches growing everywhere. I usually visit the cemetery in the autumn, and I've never seen this plant in bloom before. I dug a small piece and took it home to try and root it, even though our soil in the Piedmont region of N.C. is not sandy.
low growing plant with spreading quality and purple flowers
Thanks Suse. I think my mystery plant is much shorter than Glandularia pulchella. It is almost flat to the ground.
First I thought phlox. Then verbena. Are there wild ones?
Then I got to Glandularia because of the leaves. Wild verbena. LOL
Look. I have to go pee so I can't look more. Verbena peruviana
online Glandularia wrightii, look at leaves. Flower a bit off.