Botanical name: Hygrophila serpyllum Family: Acanthaceae (Barleria family)
Marsh Carpet is a small, often prostrate herb. Stems grow to 30 cm long. Oppositely arranged elliptic leaves are 1-3 cm long. Flowers occur in a spike of pairs of flowers, at the end of stems. Bluish purple flower is two-lipped. The upper lip is short with two oblong lobes. The lower lip is 3-lobed, with the middle lobe larger than the others, and also pointed. Gregariously found in moist grasslands of Western Ghats.
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