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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Full Sun Gardening skill: Sow the seeds on the surface, pressing them down slightly. Sow the seeds in October. Justicia flava is used in traditional medicine to treat coughs.

Justicia flava

The plant is also considered as a good forage. An infusion of the plant is taken with egg albumen and coconut juice against palpitations of the heart and leaf sap is used foava an eye lotion.

There are book citations related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands. There are citation in web searches related to Justicia flava Vahl Vahl.


Superficially similar to Justicia kirkiana but, apart from being a perennial herb with a more branched, shrubby habit, the leaves are broader ovate, particularly below, and much less hairy. Justicia flava HA03Justicia flava x – 30k – jpg www. Notes on the types of some names of Arabian Acanthaceae in the Forsskal herbarium.

Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? Citation in news articles. Red data list status: Insects associated justlcia this species: The petals of the 2-lipped, tubular flowers are pale to greenish with a bright yellow lower lip. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike up to 20 cm long, continuous or interrupted in the basal part; bracts linear-lanceolate.

The leaves are lanceolate or broadly ovate egg-shapedopposite, simple, entire, and the leaf stalk is about mm long.

Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Take cuttings during October and November, using stems of the previous season’s growth.

Flora of southern Africa 30, part 3, fascicle 1. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. It is a wonderful ground cover to use in sunny spots in the garden. The cuttings should be mm long and treated with a growing hormone such as Seridex no.


The species name, flava, means yellow. The inflorescence is said to be a cure for dysentery.

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Justicia flava Vahl Vahl. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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. Flowers in terminal spikes, yellow, held in overlapping green bracts covered in long spreading hairs.

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Medicinal dlava poisonous plants 1. Erect or trailing, usually perennial herb up to cm tall, pubescent; stem often woody at base.

Transvaal w ild flowers. The fruit is a club-shaped capsule, which explodes to release the seeds. Pages –