|Subkingdom:||Tracheobionta – Vascular plants|
|Superdivision:||Spermatophyta – Seed plants|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida – Dicots|
|Family:||Lythraceae (The Henna family)|
|Botanical name:||Cuphea hyssopifolia|
|Common Name:||Mexican Heather or False Heather|
A native of Mexico and Guatemala. The beautiful fern-like feathery foliage of this plant resembles those of Heather and hence known as False Heather. This species is perfect as a bordering or bedding plant. It produces beautiful sprays of tiny, lacy, lilac flowers. They can be trimmed to almost any shape you want.
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