4 May 2017

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Golden Dew Drop

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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: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae (The Vervain family)
Botanical name: Duranta erecta a.k.a D. repens
Common Name: Golden Dew Drop
Flower Colour: Pale Purple
Habit: Evergreen Shrub

In fact the hanging golden fruits are the most attractive part of this plant rather than the beautiful snowy pale purple flower clusters.

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golden dew drop

Location: My home garden at Kottayam, Kerala

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