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Marcus, Joseph A.
Dicliptera brachiata (Pursh) Spreng.
Branched Dicliptera, Branched foldwing
Synonym(s): Diapedium brachiatum, Dicliptera brachiata var. attenuata, Dicliptera brachiata var. glandulosa, Dicliptera brachiata var. ruthii, Dicliptera glandulosa, Justicia brachiata
USDA Symbol: DIBR2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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:
green Flower: Flower
to 2 cm long Fruit:
eeds brown 5-6 mm Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, VA Native Habitat:
Shady moist areas
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:
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0548
Collected Oct 6, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Record Last Modified: 2007-04-06
Research By: JSC, ADA