White Angelonia   
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White Angelonia
aturalized Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: White Angelonia
Botanical name: Angelonia angustifolia 'Alba'    Family: Scrophulariaceae (Dog flower family)

White Angelonia is an erect perennial plant with smooth stems and narrow 2-3 in leaves with toothed margins and pointed tips. To some, the leaves smell like apples. The flowers are white, almost an inch across and borne in slender upright spikes to 8 in long, solitary or paired in leaf axils. The flowers bloom over a long period in summer - 4-6 weeks in temperate climates and even longer in zones 9-11. Angelonia is evergreen with soft (not woody) stems and a bushy habit, and gets 12-18 in tall with a spread of about 12 in. Angelonia is native to Mexico and the West Indies. Its propogation is by cutting.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed at "Telbailla", Maharashtra.
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