Botanical name: Exacum pumilum Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian family)
Little Persian Violet, is a small herbaceous plant, and is a dwarfish species of Persian Violets. Leaves are dark green, ovate, oppositely arranged. Upper leaves are 1-2 cm, lancelike. Basal leaves are very small. The small purplish blue star-shaped flowers with deep yellow stamens are smaller than its more popular cousin Exacum affine. They are very showy. The plant occurs in monsoons. Flowering: September.
Identification credit: Vinay R. Kolte & Navendu Pagé
The flower labeled Little Persian Violet is ...