Edge of retention pond.
Spotted this one on the walk between Explornapo and Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies (ACTS)
Plants were getting a bit old, but some of the flowers were still looking good.
Lake Mattamuskeet canal
The family Melastomataceae (alternatively Melastomaceae) is a taxon of dicotyledonous flowering plants found mostly in the tropics (two thirds of the genera are from the New World tropics) comprising some 200 genera and 4500 species. Melastomes are annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, or small trees.