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Justicia americana

Water Willow

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Justicia americana (Water Willow)

The common native plant forms large mats or colonies on the shoreline of lakes, ponds and streams. Although the orchid-like flowers have a tremendous amount of purplish tint, they still look whitish from a distance. This species is found along the banks of or in the shallow waters of rivers, ponds, and lakes.

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Additional Information:


Height
12-36 Inches

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Spread
- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Soft Rush (Juncus effusus), Hardstem Bulrush (Scirpus acutus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects

Root

Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover