Olga Fominichna Mizgireva,
Violet - Purple
This member of the Solanaceae family was given the name by Olga Fominichna Mizgireva in 1942. It is found in the Kopet Dag mountains in
Turkmenistan and Iran, growing in a well drained soil with some water
and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the
entire plant is not high, but the leaves, laying flat on the ground can reach
from 30 to 90 centimetres. The flowers are violet to purple.
The genera name is after the
Hebrew name דודאים; dûdã'im, meaning 'love plant'. Linneaus
just used the old name. The species name after the area it was first
It might go dormant
during hot summers.