OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 18 taxa in the family Acanthaceae, Acanthus family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Common Name: Carolina Elytraria

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elytraria caroliniensis 171-01-001   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests over coquina limestone ("marl"), mesic and hydric hammocks, rarely in more acidic soils

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Blue Twinflower, Pineland Dyschoriste, Oblong Twinflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dyschoriste oblongifolia   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dyschoriste oblongifolia   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dyschoriste oblongifolia 171-02-001   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas, pine flatwoods, and longleaf pine sandhills

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Swamp Twinflower, Swamp Dyschoriste

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dyschoriste humistrata   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dyschoriste humistrata   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dyschoriste humistrata 171-02-002   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, especially on soils over limestone

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Limestone Wild-petunia, Glade Wild-petunia, Smooth Wild-petunia, Limestone Ruellia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ruellia strepens   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia strepens   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ruellia strepens 171-03-001   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Calcareous forests, woodlands, and fields

Rare in the Carolinas & Georgia

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Pineland Wild-petunia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ruellia pinetorum   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia pedunculata ssp. pinetorum   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ruellia pinetorum 171-03-002   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to wet pinelands and prairies

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pursh's Wild-petunia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ruellia purshiana   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia purshiana   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ruellia purshiana 171-03-003   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands and forests, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mexican Bluebell, Mexican Petunia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ruellia simplex   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia caerulea   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ruellia brittoniana 171-03-004   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, commonly cultivated, especially in maritime situations along the south Atlantic and Gulf coasts, persistent and spreading (including by seed) to adjacent areas

Rare

Non-native: eastern Mexico

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Wild-petunia, Low Wild-petunia, Glade Wild-petunia, Fringeleaf Ruellia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ruellia humilis   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia humilis   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ruellia humilis 171-03-005   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Calcareous or mafic glades and woodlands, prairies, dry woodlands and fields

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Wild Petunia, Dwarf Wild Petunia

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Ruellia ciliosa   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. ciliosa var. cinerascens   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ruellia ciliosa 171-03-006   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Sandhills, particularly in loamy, submesic swales

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Wild-petunia, Common Wild-petunia, Hairy Ruellia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ruellia caroliniensis   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ruellia caroliniensis 171-03-007   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to moist forests and woodlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Night-flowering Wild Petunia, Night-blooming Wild Petunia

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Ruellia noctiflora   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia noctiflora   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Wet pinelands and savannas

Rare (an endemic)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Branched Foldwing, Dicliptera

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dicliptera brachiata   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dicliptera brachiata   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dicliptera brachiata 171-04-001   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Bractspike

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Yeatesia viridiflora   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Yeatesia viridiflora   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Rich bottomlands, calcareous river bluffs and hammocks, prairies, marshes

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Water-willow

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Justicia americana   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Justicia americana   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Justicia americana 171-05-001   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: River and stream beds, in shallow water, often rooted in rocky shallows

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Water-willow, Looseflower Water-willow

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): Justicia ovata 171-05-002   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Swamps, marshes

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pineland Water-willow, Narrowleaf Water-willow

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Justicia angusta   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Justicia angusta   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Pond-cypress depressions, roadside ditches, savannas

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: thickleaf water-willow

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Justicia crassifolia   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Justicia crassifolia   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Pine flatwoods, cypress ponds

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: East Indian Swampweed, East Indian Hygrophila, Miramar Weed, Hygro

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hygrophila polysperma   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hygrophila polysperma   FAMILY: Acanthaceae

 

Habitat: Lakes, rivers, canals; established in AL, FL, and SC (Hook & Nelson 2011), doubtfully established in VA

Non-native: East Indies

 


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