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Tauscher, Joseph Allan
Dyschoriste oblongifolia (Michx.) Kuntze
Oblongleaf snakeherb, Twin Flower
Synonym(s): Ruellia oblongifolia
USDA Symbol: dyob
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: lavendar
year round flowering in Florida, heaviest in May
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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Record Last Modified: 2012-06-05
Research By: TWC Staff