Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2486

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in flatwoods, cypress ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Violet (with purple markings)
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper lip notched? lower three-lobed
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
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 crassifolia   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Justicia crassifolia   FAMILY Acanthaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Justicia crassifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
thickleaf water-willow


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image of Justicia crassifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjcrassifolia_ths

June        

Peduncles commonly longer than subtending leaves, often surpassing the stem, per Flora of the southeastern United States (JK Small, 1913).

image of Justicia crassifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjcrassifolia_ths1

June        

Calyx lobes linear, 1-1.5cm long, per Flora of the southeastern United States (JK Small, 1913).

image of Justicia crassifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_justicia_crassifolia

July        

Corolla 2-2.5cm long; lips longer than tube, lower lip striped, per Flora of the southeastern United States (JK Small, 1913).