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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ruellia tuberosa

Scientific name: Ruellia tuberosa
Common name:   Minnie Root, Waterkanon, Fever Root, Snapdragon Root, Sheep Potato
Family: Acanthaceae 
Origin:  Central and South America
Category: Shrub
Photo Taken at: Roadside rubbish dump in SPPK, Ipoh

  1. Medicinal plant
  2. Butterflies such as Lemon Pansy (Junonia lemonias) and Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva), feed on the leaves of Ruellia tuberosa.

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