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Dyschoriste oblongifolia (Oblongleaf snakeherb)
Tauscher, Joseph Allan

Dyschoriste oblongifolia

Dyschoriste oblongifolia (Michx.) Kuntze

Oblongleaf snakeherb, Twin Flower

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s): Ruellia oblongifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Twin Flower is a member of the acanthus family (family Acanthaceae) which includes herbs or shrubs with seeds borne on a characteristic hooked projection.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: lavendar year round flowering in Florida, heaviest in May


USA: AL , FL , GA , SC , VA

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Native ground cover to replace grass in Florida.
February 04, 2008
Where can I find a list of ground covers to replace my grass. I live in the south of Ocala Florida.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Dyschoriste oblongifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dyschoriste oblongifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dyschoriste oblongifolia


Record Last Modified: 2012-06-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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