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Justicia americanaJusticia americana

American water-willow

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1-3'
Flowers: Jun.-Oct.; white with purple
Fruit: achene (dry, flat seed)

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: 5.4-7.6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

muddy margins of shallow freshwater streams, lakes, ponds; wet shores

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

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Notes

has underground stems and forms colonies



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1996.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004