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Creeping Foxglove

Asystasia gangetica micrantha


Asystasia gangetica, a plant in the Acanthaceae family. Its common names are Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove. It is an attractive, fast-growing, spreading, herbaceous groundcover, very good for large expanse that needs covering. However, as an environmental weed, it smothers other ground plants and displaces vegetation, which reduces the availability of habitat for native plants and animals and therefore reduces biodiversity. This is the subspecies Asystasia gangetica micrantha.


Untended open space. Spotted amongst the tall grasses (Talahib).



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1 Comment

Thanks Jill! :)

Calamba, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 29, 2013
Submitted on Dec 31, 2013

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