Canada toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis) spotted

This is Nuttallanthus canadensis, known commonly as Canada toadflax. Its lovely pale purple and white blooms occur naturally here in the part shade of our loblolly pine woodlands, where there are thin patches in the pine needles. It thrives in the sandy, acid soil and benefits from the high canopy where openings to the sunlight occur. This native annual, which is distantly related to snapdragons, has seeded about quite readily, producing attractive stands.