Justicia Americana, or more commonly know as American Water-Willow, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with dark green foliage and white flowers of the genus Justicia. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 2.5 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during late spring and is tolerant of shade. Justicia Americana or American Water-Willow's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.
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