Dyschoriste oblongifolia (Michx.) Kuntze
Oblongleaf snakeherb, Twin Flower
Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)
Synonym(s): Ruellia oblongifolia
USDA Symbol: dyob
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: lavendar year round flowering in Florida, heaviest in May
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Research LiteratureReslit 517 - Dyschoriste oblongifolia Twinflower (2007) E. F. Gilman
Reslit 750 - Ground cover recovery patterns and life-history traits: implications for restoration obstacles and opportunities in a species-rich savanna (2004) L. K. Kirkman, K. L. Coffey, R. J. Mitchell and E....
Reslit 2427 - A Vegetation Classification of Fire-Dependent Pinelands of Florida (2010) Susan C. Carr, Kevin M. Robertson and Robert K. Pe...
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Dyschoriste oblongifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dyschoriste oblongifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dyschoriste oblongifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff