The ‘tarflower’ (B. racemosa) is native to the southeastern U.S. in Florida and southern Georgia. The common name refers to the numerous sticky glandular hairs that cover the plant, which was used by settlers as flypaper. Many other species of Bejaria exist, but all of these are found at high elevations in the Andes of South America. Many of these species have pink or red flowers and are hummingbird pollinated.
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