Justicia betonica

Justicia betonica

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(White Shrimp Plant)

FAMILY

Acanthaceae

Species

Justicia betonica

Common name(s)

White Shrimp Plant

Flower colour; life form

Flowers mauve; perennial, soft shrub to 2.5 m tall

Distinguishing features

Stems often with a purple tinge, may be rough to the touch. Leaves opposite, ovate to elliptical to 22 cm long, to 12 cm wide. Flowers in spikes, each subtended by 3 white bracts with prominent green veins. Corolla 2-lipped, mauve with a white spot on the lower lip; capsules 2-lobed.

Justicia betonica