Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1987

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

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

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Justicia ovata var. ovata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-05-002:
Justicia ovata   FAMILY Acanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Water-willow, Loose-flower Water-willow