Siam Tulip

Siam Tulip

Scientific Name : Curcuma alismatifolia Family : Zingiberaceae Common Name : Siam Tulip Description: A herb with rhizomes. Inflorescence is borne on a tall stalk, emerging from ground. Flowers are used as vegetable. Plant remains dormant in winter and early summer. Native of South Asia. Propagation : Division Longevity...

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Bristly starbur, Goat’s head, Hispid starburr, Starbur.

Bristly starbur, Goat’s head, Hispid starburr, Starbur.

Scientific Name :  Acanthospermum hispidum Family :  Asteraceae Common Name : Bristly starbur, Goat’s head, Hispid starburr, Starbur. जंगली जीरा Description: An annual herb with hairy stems and leaves. Supposed to have medicinal uses. Normally it grows in monsoon. Native to Central and South America. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Tonkin jasmine, Pakalana vine, Tonkinese creeper, Marble leaf

Tonkin jasmine, Pakalana vine, Tonkinese creeper, Marble leaf

Scientific Name : Telosma cordata Family : Asclepiadaceae Common Name : Tonkin jasmine, Pakalana vine, Tonkinese creeper, Marble leaf Description: Telosma cordata is commonly known as Tonkin jasmine, Pakalana vine and Tonkinese creeper. I have named it as Marble-leaf climber. The leaves are very attractive with dark green, light green and white colours, having interesting marbled effect. The climber has yellow flowers and...

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Water mosaic

Water mosaic

Scientific Name : Ludwigia sedioides Family : Ongraceae Common Name : Water mosaic Description: True to its common name this is a free-floating aquatic plant with Rangoli-like (Mosaic-like), symmetrical arrangement of leaves. It propagates very fast with runners. This plant can be easily grown in a shallow and wide tub. At the base of the tub put some humus rich garden soil, fill the tub with water and just place a single...

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Magenta Ghost Flower

Magenta Ghost Flower

Scientific Name : Christisonia tubulosa Family : Orobanchaceae Common Name : Magenta Ghost Flower Description: A very rare root parasite. Native to South India, particularly in Kerala. Propagation : Seeds Longevity : Annual     Image credit:Pankajakshannair Manoj Image credit: Anurag N. Sharma Image...

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Konkan Dudhi, Konkan spurge

Konkan Dudhi, Konkan spurge

Scientific Name : Euphorbia concanensis Family : Euphorbiaceae Common Name : Konkan Dudhi, Konkan spurge Description: It is a small, uncultivated herb with very slender stems. Found growing on Western Ghats in Konkan area. Propagation : Seeds Longevity : Annual     Photo credit: Dinesh Valke Photo credit: Dinesh...

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