Hemigraphis alternata (Strobilanthes alternata)

COMMON NAME

Red ivy, red-flame ivy, or waffle plant

TYPE

Groundcover

FAMILY

Acanthaceae

NOTES

The stems of the plant are prostrate and purplish, especially at the nodes. The leaves are hairy and opposite, and one leaf of a pair is much larger than the other. The leaf blades are a dark green on the top face and are a lighter green or purplish on the lower face. The flowers of the plant grow from where the leaf meets the stem, and are white

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

India and Java

NATIVE HABITAT

Natural areas, disturbed sites and along trails and roads

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

nparks.gov.sg

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Hemigraphis alternata