The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine. In some areas the plant is not removed when found growing as a weed in cultivated. Dianthera flava Vahl: 5 (). Dianthera americana var. flava (Vahl) Forssk.: 9 ( ). Adhatoda flava (Vahl) Nees (). A. fasciata Nees: (). Justicia flava (Forssk.) Vahl [family ACANTHACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource.

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Kew Bulletin 43 4: Seeds plants of southern Africa: Justicia flava is a common species found in a number of different veld types especially in disturbed habitats, growing on a wide range of soil types, in full sun or semi-shady areas. Common names of South African plants. Citation in news articles. Justicia flava grows in open habitats, with a wide ecological range from sea-level up to m altitude.

Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Erect, branched perennial herb, up to c. Sow the seeds on the surface, pressing them down slightly. Water twice a week. In Tanzania leaf sap is taken against hookworm and to treat hydrocele, including bathing the affected parts. Common names include water-willow and shrimp plant, the latter name is derived from the inflorescence, which resembles a shrimp in some species.

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Justicia flava – Wikidata

Volume 1, Families A—D. It tolerates moderate frost. Justicia flava is not cultivated but collected from the wild.

There are 3 news article citations related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. Leaves opposite, simple; petiole up to 1. The bitter root is chewed by the Masai to cure diarrhoea and coughs.

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Natal Flora Publications Trust. Plant it with Plumbago auriculata to get a yellow and blue colour combination. The composition of fresh Justicia leaves per g edible portion is: Seeds compressed globose, brown to black. Justicia flava will remain a vegetable of minor and local importance only. Ground Cover SA Distribution: Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant?

In Kenya the plant contributes to sand-binding vegetation in coastal dunes and sandy river banks and leaves are burnt to ash to produce a vegetable salt.

A complete revision of all related genera is urgently needed. There are 8 citations in Afrirefs related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. It belongs to the family Acanthaceae, of about genera which includes herbs, shrubs and climbers. Flowers in terminal spikes, yellow, held jysticia overlapping green bracts covered in long spreading hairs. Erect or trailing, usually perennial herb up to cm tall, pubescent; stem often woody at base.


This question justiciq for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Justicia flava Vahl Vahl Family: The inflorescence is hairy but not woolly.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Justicia flava

The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. In Ghana the plant is used internally and externally against fever, yaws and diarrhoea in children. Justicia flava Justicia flava 75 x 75 – 3k – jpg www.

Justicia flava Justicia flava x – 11k – jpg www. Justiicia Guinea the leaves of Justicia flava are used as a vegetable collected from the wild. To prevent the seeds from being lost, they should be collected as soon as the seed capsules turn brown.

Email this to a justicis Print Share on facebook Tweet juusticia. Introduction Justicia flava is a ground cover which produces yellow flowers from September to May and is a good investment for a sunny spot in the garden. Preparations are used on cuts and to treat menorrhagia, and blood in the sputum.

The seeds should be planted in a mixture of good soil, compost and river sand. Transvaal w ild flowers. They are cooked into soup or stew.