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squirrel's tail
Justicia betonica
Justicia betonica
squirrel's tail Acanthus Family
Justicia betonica Acanthaceae
common name
  squirrel's tail
accepted scientific name
  Justicia betonica L.
rules for finding collection records
  Justicia betonica (182)
family name
  • Acanthaceae
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Four petals, Irregularly shaped flowers
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.5 to 0.7 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Introduced. Native to Africa and tropical Asia.

How Likely at this Location (32%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
where plant found
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Accepted Scientific Name

Justicia betonica   L.   (TSN: 182330, Index: 464)

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