Asystasia gangetica

Asystasia gangetica known as creeping foxglove, Chinese violet, coromandel, Ganges primrose, or Philippine violet originated from India and Sri Lanka. This plant was first brought over for ornamental purposes. A.gangetica  is invasive and has been known to invade coastal habitats, disturbed sites, forest margins, open woodlands, roadsides, urban open space, and waste areas. It has the ability to smother native plants and form dense stands across large areas. It is a major weed of coffee plantations, rubber, oil palm, and other crops. It competes for soil nutrients impacting plantation crops.

Asystasia gangetica (Photo Credit: Caribbean Guide)

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