|Subkingdom:||Tracheobionta – Vascular plants|
|Superdivision:||Spermatophyta – Seed plants|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida – Dicots|
|Family:||Acanthaceae (The Barleria family)|
|Botanical name:||Hemigraphis repanda|
|Common Name:||Dragon's Breath, Waffle Plant, Dragon's Tongue|
Dragon's Tongue is a small herbaceous plant of Barleria family, that can reach up to a maximum height of six inches. The plant is very attractive overall. Dragon's Tongue is so-called because of it's purple-colored narrow leaves, which are glossy and toothed as well. The plant also bears tiny Barleria (Kanakambaram) like white flowers. It makes an excellent groundcover.
The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view.
Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala
Flowers of India