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Little Persian Violet   
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Little Persian Violet
A Native Herb
Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Little Persian Violet • Marathi: जांभली चिरायत Jambhli Chirayat
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
Photographed in Maharashtra.