Forked bluecurls and bluecurls.
It is in the Lamiaceae, or mint, family.
A perennial wildflower that grows to a height of 3 feet tall.
The leaves are opposite with entire or toothed margins and elliptic to lanceolate in shape.
The brilliant blue flowers appear in the summer and fall.
It occurs naturally in pinelands, sandhills, fields, and open forests.
It is native to the southeastern United States and can be found from Florida north into Canada.
It is native to AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA,VT, and WV.
In the home landscape it grows in part shade with average to dry soils. Some literature lists it as an annual. However, in frost free areas it grows as a perennial.
Bees and other small pollinators use the flowers for a source of nectar and pollen.
It can be grown from seed or transplanted when small. Larger specimens can be transplanted if most of the upper foliage is removed and it is kept moist until new growth appears.