Justicia americana

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Plant types and subtypes: Root Catalog, Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: high

Soil Moisture: wet

Soil Description: loam, clay, sand

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: May, June, July, August, September

Bloom Color: white, pink

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, colonizing, deer resistant, emergent, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, water garden plant, wetland plant

Justicia americana (American water-willow)
  • Justicia americana (American water-willow)
  • Justicia americana (American water-willow)
  • Justicia americana (American water-willow)

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Description

Justicia americana

Also known as:

American water-willow

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Scientific Synonyms:

Dianthera americana, Dianthera americana var. subcoriacea, Justicia americana var. subcoriacea, Justicia mortuifluminis, Justicia umbratilis

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IA
  • Threatened: MI

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Scrophulariales
Family Acanthaceae Acanthus family
Genus Justicia water-willow
Species Justicia americana American water-willow