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Yeatesia viridiflora (Yellow bractspike)
Cressler, Alan

Yeatesia viridiflora

Yeatesia viridiflora (Nees) Small

Yellow Bractspike

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s): Dicliptera halei, Dicliptera viridiflora, Gatesia laetevirens, Justicia laetevirens, Rhytiglossa viridiflora, Yeatesia laetevirens


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-02
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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