Dhobi’s Kerchief (Mussaenda Glabrata)

Dhobi’s Kerchief is native to the Western Ghats, thriving in forested hilly tracts. Although the shrub flowers during mid- monsoon and early winter, the white bracts may be seen on the plant throughout the year.  Its leaves and fruits are used in traditional medicines, and the shrub is the food plant for the commander butterfly.

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