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Justicia angusta

Justicia angusta (Chapm.) Small

Pineland Water-willow, Everglades Water-willow, Pineland Waterwillow

Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)

Synonym(s): Dianthera angusta, Dianthera ovata var. angusta, Justicia ovata var. angusta


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Habitat: Grows in open wetlands, and in shallow water at the edge of ponds and marshes.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-06-19
Research By: CBR

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