Wednesday, March 11, 2015

පුරුක්(Puruk)/Ganges primrose/Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica)

An introduced herb native to tropical Asia. Cultivated in home gardens and also naturalized along roadsides and secondary forest edges in dry lowlands and mid country. (J.&J. de Vlas, 2008 ). However The National Red List 2012 of Sri lanka considers it as an indigenous plant. Flowering from January to September.

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