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Narrow-leaved waterwillow
Justicia angusta
Acanthaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet to moist wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: Typically 6-12 inches in height. Taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north and west to Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Marshes and wet prairies.

Soils: Wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy or calcareous soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Pale purplish.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: Spring-summer.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1993
In habitat, Peaceful Palms, Hendry County, Florida

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1993
In habitat, Peaceful Palms, Hendry County, Florida


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