An occasional plant of hammocks and disturbed site in the central and southern peninsula of Florida, plus Calhoun County. The range includes Texas, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Also found in some South American locations.
This branched herb with angled stems grows to 1m (3 ft.) or more. The leaves are opposite with simple, entire blades. The red flowers are curved and have two stamens and a pair of bracts below the flower that is united at the base.
Dicliptera sexangularis is a member of the Acanthaceae - Acanthus family.
Date record last modified: Feb 19, 2022