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Flowering Plants of Kerala: Yellow Cosmos

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster family)
Botanical name: Cosmos sulphureus
Common Name: Yellow Cosmos, Orange Cosmos
Habit: Annual Herb

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Dragon's Tongue

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Scrophulariales
Family: Acanthaceae (The Barleria family)
Botanical name: Hemigraphis repanda
Common Name: Dragon's Breath, Waffle Plant, Dragon's Tongue
Habit: Annual Herb

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Blue Daze

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae (The Morning-glory family)
Botanical name: Evolvulus glomeratus
Common Name: Blue Daze or Hawaiian Blue Eyes
Habit: Annual Herb

Edible Medicinal Plants of Kerala: Bird's-Eye Chili (Kantharimulaku)

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae (The Potato family)
Botanical name: Capsicum frutescens or C. annuum
Common Name: Bird's-Eye Chili
Malayalam Name: Kantharimulaku
Habit: Perennial Shrub