Shrimp Plant, Water Willow

This is a genus that taxonomists are debating so there is only an estimate that it contains between 658 and over 1,200 species. Most are native to tropical or warm temperate regions of North America, South America, India and Africa. It is named for a Scottish horticulturist named James Justice (1698-1763). Many of the plants appear to be related to the genus, Pachystachys.


Justicia carnea Shrimp Plant
   
   
   

 

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