- Family name: Acanthaceae
- Host plant for: Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
- General description: Erect herbaceous perennial with narrow, opposite leaves and tubular, lavender flowers marked by darker purple streaks. Versatile and low maintenance. Tolerates dry to moist, well-drained soils in sun to partial shade. Compact growth provides ideal choice for small spaces.
- Type: Perennial
- Flower: Tubular, lavender flowers with dark purple streaks borne in leaf axils
- Bloom time: Spring through fall
- Soil type: Moist to dry, well-drained, sandy soils
- Maximum height: 1 foot
- Candidate for home gardens: Easy to grow. Ideal for small spaces.
- Availability in nursery: Specialty and native plant nurseries
- Frenquency in the wild: Common
- Habitat: sandhills, pine flatwoods, hardwood forests
- County: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, De Soto, Dixie, Duval, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Volusia, Wakulla
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