Plant ID forum: American water-willow (Justicia americana)

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Aug 2, 2011 10:42 AM CST
This plant is growing along a river bank that floods regularly , so is sometimes under water.
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It is about 24 inches tall and has a small white and purple flower about 1-11/2 inches.

There was a lot of this plant.

Sandy soil.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 3, 2011 12:05 PM CST
Looks like a type of Justica possible J. americana. It is an Indiana native.

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=JUAM
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=JUAM&photoID=juam...
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 3, 2011 12:12 PM CST
I agree, it looks like Justicia americana, commonly called "American Water Willow":

http://www.sagebud.com/american-water-willow-justicia-americ...


http://www.google.com/search?q=justicia+americana&hl=en&biw=...

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=JUAM
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 3, 2011 2:32 PM CST
Thank you both that is it Smiling
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