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Dyschoriste linearis

Dyschoriste linearis
snake herb

Common name snake herb
Family acanthaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers purple (spring-summer)
Size 8-12"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil, drought-tolerant

Evergreen perennial native to Texas, with dense foliage and small lavender-purple flowers tucked in among the leaves. Good ground cover, although it does not spread very fast. The photo above is from mid-May in its third year in our garden.

Dyschoriste linearis
Newly purchased plant
snake herb
Late May of its second year

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: rock garden zone

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