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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Justicia ovata   FAMILY Acanthaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Justicia ovata var. ovata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 171-05-002:
Justicia ovata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Justicia ovata

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Water-willow, Looseflower Water-willow


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image of Justicia ovata, Coastal Plain Water-willow, Looseflower Water-willow

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_diov2_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Justicia ovata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Justicia ovata var. ovata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 171-05-002:
Justicia ovata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Justicia ovata

 

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1987

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in swamps, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale violet/ White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper lip notched, lower three-lobed
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Capsule

 

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