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Justicia pilosella (Nees) Hilsenb.
Gregg's tubetongue, Hairy Tube-tongue, False Honeysuckle
Synonyms: Siphonoglossa pilosella
USDA Symbol: JUPI5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Deciduous Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
NM , TX Native Habitat:
Woodlands edge, Opening USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry , Moist Soil pH:
Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2) Soil Description:
Rocky, Gravelly Conditions Comments:
Usually found growing in a colony, and looks best when planted en masse. Great addition to a shade or woodland garden. Larval and nectar
food plant for various species of checkerspot butterflies. Good for wetland gardens and habitat.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Border, Erosion control
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0528
Collected Jul 27, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0318
Collected May 14, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0852
Collected Apr 29, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
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Record Modified: 2010-10-02
Research By: NPIS