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Cat Whiskers

Orthosiphon stamineus

Description:

"Cat's Whiskers is a member of the mint family and is known botanically as Orthosiphon stamineus. Its origin is tropical East Asia, but it grows well in the South. Its blossoms are tropical and exotic, they may be white or bluish-purple, and when the bloom opens, it has a long spike full of flowers and stamens, similar to a cat's whiskers." -referenced site

Habitat:

Found this in My Mom's garden, it thrives well here, in a tropical setting.

Notes:

Java tea is made from the leaves of this plant.

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Cagayan De Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Jun 4, 2012

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