Justicia pilosella (Nees) Hilsenb.
Gregg's tubetongue, Hairy Tube-tongue, False Honeysuckle
Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)
Synonym(s): Adhatoda dipteracantha, Monechma pilosella, Siphonoglossa dipteracantha, Siphonoglossa greggii, Siphonoglossa pilosella
USDA Symbol: jupi5
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Size Notes: 6-12
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
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
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0318 Collected May 14, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0528 Collected Jul 27, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0852 Collected Apr 29, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
BibliographyBibref 765 - McMillen's Texas Gardening: Wildflowers (1998) Howard, D.
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Justicia pilosella in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Justicia pilosella in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Justicia pilosella
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-10-02
Research By: NPIS