Southern Provincial flower (Heen Bowitiya)
The " Heen Bowitiya flower " which has been named as the Southern Province flower belongs to the species, Melastomatacea. Its botanical name is Osbekia Colander (L) PC. This is a pithless plant endemic to Sri Lanka grown as a bush in wet and dry surroundings to a height of about 2-4 ft and has a special place as a traditional herb. At present, it is wide spread as an attractive flower.