Blue Fox Tail is a shrubby plant, with 4-sided
flower-spikes at the end of branches. Bracts are oval, entire,
mucronate. Leaves are elliptic-oblong, narrowed at both ends, velvety.
Flowers are large, greenish blue. Upper lip of the flower is linear,
reflexed. Blue Fox Tail is found in India, Sri Lanka to Myanmar.
Medicinal uses: Plant is used in gout and
dysuria; decoction of leaves for stricture. Roots are given in
jaundice, menorrhagia and rheumatism.
Identification credit: Navendu Pagé
Photographed in Garden of Five Senses, Delhi & Ville-Parle, Mumbai.
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