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Justicia ovata (Walter) Forsyth f.. Coastal Plain Water-willow, Loose-flower Water-willow. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Swamps, marshes. Dist: S. VA south to c. peninsular FL, Panhandle FL, and se. AL; s. IL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = F, K3, K4, S, Daniel (2013); = Dianthera ovata Walter; = Justicia ovata (Walter) Forsyth f. var. ovata – Fl6, Il, K1, Va, WH3, Long (1970), Wasshausen (1998); ? Justicia humilis Michx. var. humilis – G; < Justicia ovata (Walter) Forsyth f. – GW2, RAB; < Justicia ovata (Walter) Forsyth f. var. ovata – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL

Heliophily: 5

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