Squirrel Tail   
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Squirrel Tail
Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Squirrel's tail, White shrimp plant • Hindi: Mokandar • Tamil: Velimungil • Marathi: गुलाबी अडुलसा Gulabi Adulasa
Botanical name: Justicia betonica     Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)

Squirrel tail is a graceful and elegant plant, native to India. A beautiful unusual shrimp plant, very rare. Very floriferous plant producing in abundance erect white bracts with a green netting pattern. It’s flowers start out white then turn to pink with age, giving a beautiful contrast. A free branching upright shrub, producing a very attractive tropical inflorescence throughout winther-spring of erect heads of 6” white bracts with pink flowers. Noticeable are the conspicuous bracts and the strongly two-lipped corollas.

Photographed in Alibag, Maharashtra.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,