Common name: Glaucous Justicia
Botanical name: Justicia glauca Family: Acanthaceae (Barleria family)
Galucous Justicia is an undershrub found in the foothills of Peninsular
India. Leaves are elliptic-ovate, 3-5 cm long and 2-3 cm wide. Flower
spikes are erect, about 10 cm long. Bracts are broadly ovate, and
bracteoles are linear. Flowers are pink, with 5 lance-shaped sepals which
are 3-nerved and have minute hair on them. Flowers are 8x3 mm across.
Capsule is 1 cm long and 0.5 cm wide, pointed at the tip, tapering into a
solid beak below. Flowering: July-December.
Identification credit: Navendu Pāgé
|Photographed at Karighatta Hill, Karnataka.|