Flower / Plant:

Common name: Malabar Nut, Adatodai, Arusa, Adulsa, Bakas. Scientific name: Justicia adhatoda, Adhatoda vasica. Family: Acanthaceae. Genus: Justicia. Species: J. adhatoda. Height:1-3m.

Adhatoda vasica (Malabar Nut) is a shrub. native to Asia. lanceolate leaves measuring 15 - 20 cm in length and 4.5 - 7.5 cm wide. The flower has white petals, streaked with purple on the lower lip. In Pakistan it is the provincial flower of the Punjab.