Amazon Blue   
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Amazon Blue
ative Photo: Ajinkya Gadave
Common name: Amazon Blue, Brazilian Snapdragon
Botanical name: Otacanthus caeruleus    Family: Scrophulariaceae (Dog flower family)

Amazon Blue is a free branching, spreading, small shrub with bluish mauve flowers with a white eye. Each flower has two conspicuous petals. Leaves are very fragrant with a smell resembling pine scent. It prefers acid soil. Amazon Blue is native to South America. In Indian climate it is an evergreen shrub that blooms most of the year.

Identification credit: Ajinkya Gadave
Photographed in Pune, Maharashtra.
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