16 Aug 2016

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Chinese Violet

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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: Scrophulariales
Family: Acanthaceae (The Barleria family)
Botanical name: Asystasia gangetica
Common Name: Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove or Ganges Primrose
Habit: Perennial Herb

The plant is perfect as ground-cover. It grows very rapidly.

Chinese Violet
Chinese Violet
Chinese Violet
Chinese Violet
Chinese Violet
Chinese Violet
Chinese Violet
Chinese Violet

The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view.
Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala

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