Justicia aurea, commonly known as yellow jacobinia, is an evergreen shrub that typically grows to 4-8’ tall and to 2-3’ wide. It is native to Mexico and Central America. Erect, tubular, bright yellow flowers in terminal torch-like plumes (to 6-10” long) bloom in summer atop flower stems rising from the dark green ovate to ovate-lanceolate leaves (to 4-12” long). Genus honors James Justice, 18th Century Scottish horticulturist. Genus name honors James Justice, 18th Century Scottish horticulturist (1698-1763). Specific epithet from Latin means golden in reference to flower color.