Pentas lanceolata

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Pentas lanceolata
P. lanceolata at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Pentas
Species: P. lanceolata
Binomial name
Pentas lanceolata
(Forssk.) Deflers[1]

Pentas lanceolata, commonly known as Egyptian starcluster,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the madder family, Rubiaceae that is native to much of Africa as well as Yemen.[3] It is known for its wide use as a garden plant where it often accompanies butterfly gardens.[4]