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Justicia carnea

English name: Brazilian plume

Latin name: Justicia carnea

Family: Acanthus - Acanthaceae

Origin: Eastern Brazil

The Brazilian plume is an evergreen shrub growing to 90-200 cm. tall with large leaves, 15 cm. long and raised inflorescences composed of pink, tubular flowers. The flowers appear from early summer to autumn, with intervals between flowering.

Justicia carnea