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Flowering Plants of Kerala: Blue Daze

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae (The Morning-glory family)
Botanical name: Evolvulus glomeratus
Common Name: Blue Daze or Hawaiian Blue Eyes
Habit: Annual Herb

Edible Medicinal Plants of Kerala: Bird's-Eye Chili (Kantharimulaku)

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae (The Potato family)
Botanical name: Capsicum frutescens or C. annuum
Common Name: Bird's-Eye Chili
Malayalam Name: Kantharimulaku
Habit: Perennial Shrub

Flowering Plants of Kerala: White Rain Lily

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocots
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae (The Lily family)
Botanical name: Zephyranthes candida
Common Name: White Rain Lily, White Fairy Lily, White Zephyr Lily
Habit: Perennial Herb

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Blue Porterweed

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae (The Vervain family)
Botanical name: Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
Common Name: Blue Porterweed or Blue Snakeweed or Jamaica Vervain 
Habit: Perennial Shrub

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Rosy Rain Lily

On In
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocots
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae (The Lily family)
Botanical name: Zephyranthes rosea
Common Name: Rosy Rain Lily, Rose Fairy Lily, Rose Zephyr Lily
Habit: Perennial Herb