Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1986

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in river & stream beds, in shallow water, often rooted in rocky shallows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pale violet/ White (with purple markings)
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper lip notched, lower three-lobed
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

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 (1968) 171-05-001:
Justicia americana   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Dianthera americana

 

COMMON NAME:
American Water-willow