Leafy Persian Violet
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Leafy Persian Violet
ative Photo: Vinaya Kumar
Common name: Leafy Persian Violet
Botanical name: Exacum wightianum    Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian family)
Synonyms: Exacum foliosum, Lisianthius zeylanicus

Leafy Persian Violet is an annual herb, with stems very racemose and with the branches broadly winged. Leaves are oblong-lanceshaped, long pointed, nearly stalkless. Flowers are borne in leafy corymbs. They are violet in color, with 5 oval or long pointed petals. Capsule is roundish ellipsoidal. Leafy Persian Violet is native to South India.

Identification credit: Vinaya Kumar Photographed in Kerala.

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