Chay root, Choy root

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Chay root, Choy root
Scientific Name : Oldenlandia umbellata
Family : Rubiaceae
Common Name : Chay root, Choy root
Uncultivated, short life, low growing, perennial herb. A red dye from the roots of the plant was being extensively used for cotton fabric &and wool in olden days. It is supposed to have certain medicinal properties. It is native to India.
Propagation : Seeds
Longevity : Short lived perennial