Common Sopubia   
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Common Sopubia
ative Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Common Sopubia • Marathi: दुधाली Dudhali
Botanical name: Sopubia delphinifolia    Family: Scrophulariaceae (Dog flower family)

Common Sopubia is a widely found root-parasite herbage in India. Its juice is reported to possess healing properties for sores caused by moisture and is also reported to be an abortifacient. Erect herb, stem grooved, branched, spotted with purple. As the name delphinifolia suggests, its leaves are like those of Delphihiums. Rosy white trumpet shaped flowers with long necks, appear along the stem. It is common in moist grasslands. It is distributed in Western Peninsular India, Sri Lanka and Shimoga. Flowering: August-January.
Photographed in Alibag, Maharashtra.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,