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Red-flame Ivy

Hemigraphis colorata


Herb. Leaves are green dorsally but the ventral surface is purple-ish. Small white flowers.


Purchased as a potted plant from a centre selling medicinal plants.


This plant is believed to be rich in Iodine and used to make Tincture of Iodine. Apparently the leaves have anti-septic qualities and can be used to address small nicks and cuts. ID courtesy Jonathan Hiew.

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Red-flamed Ivy
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SukanyaDatta 10 years ago

Thanks Jonathan Hiew...I was scouring the net with all the wrong keywords. Thanks, a lot.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Spotted on May 10, 2014
Submitted on May 20, 2014

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