Glaucous Justicia
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Glaucous Justicia
ative Photo: Shaista Ahmad
Common name: Glaucous Justicia
Botanical name: Justicia glauca    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus 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.

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