Shankhapushpi (Sanskrit: शंखपुष्पी)
kan-SKO-ruh -- derivation ?
dy-FEW-sa -- meaning, loosely spreading
commonly known as: canscora • Chinese: 铺地穿心草 pu di chuan xin cao • Hindi: भुई नीम bhui neem • Marathi: किलवर kilwar • Sanskrit: शंखपुष्पी sankhapushpi
Native to: tropical Africa, China, Indian sub-continent, Indo-China, tropical Australia
... erect, annual herb, 35 (upto 70) cm tall, much branched ... slender and glabrous stem, 4-angled.
... upper leaves sessile, the lower shortly petiolate, ovate-elliptic to elliptic, acute at the apex, largely cuneate at the base, 3-5 nerved from the base, glabrous.
... numerous flowers, pink, mauve or white, in lax somewhat diffuse, leafy cymes.