Anisacanthus quadrifidus (Vahl) Nees

Desert Honeysuckle


Family: Acanthaceae

Genus: Anisacanthus

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 7 to 10

Size: To 5' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Evergreen in frost-free zones. Opposite leaves, to 2.5" long, bright green. Red to orange flowers with 4 petals in a tube on spikes. Blooms in summer.

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History: 

Published in Linnaea 16: 307 in 1842.

Basionym Justicia quadrifida Vahl.

Native to Texas and Mexico.


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