Marcus, Joseph A.
Dicliptera brachiata (Pursh) Spreng.
Branched Dicliptera, Branched foldwing
Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Root Type: Fibrous Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Shape: Ovate Leaf Venation: Pinnate Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous Leaf Margin: Entire Leaf Apex: Obtuse Leaf Base:
Rounded Leaf Texture:
Smooth Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Size Notes:
1-4 feet Leaf:
Flower to 2 cm long Fruit:
eeds brown 5-6 mm Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MS , MO , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA Native Habitat:
Shady moist areas USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: This plant is happy in a nice woodland garden with bright light where it will bloom best. Tolerates full sun, but may get sunbleached unless kept well watered and in rich soil. Reseeds prolifically and can be somewhat pesky, so consider the most appropriate location for it.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Texan crescent
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for: