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 : Family : 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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Wild poinsettia, Painted leaf poinsettia

Wild poinsettia, Painted leaf poinsettia

Scientific Name : Euphorbia cyathophora Family : Euphorbiaceae Common Name : Wild poinsettia, Painted leaf poinsettia Description: An uncultivated herb, native to America. Topmost leaves (bracts) are blotched red. Can be invasive. Flowers are insignificant. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Pisonia, Lettuce tree

Pisonia, Lettuce tree

Scientific Name : Pisonia alba Family : Nyctaginaceae Common Name : Pisonia, Lettuce tree Description: A very tall tree with brittle branches. Can be maintained to desired size and shape by regular trimming. Coastal winds resistant. Flowering is not very common. Propagation : Stem cuttings Longevity...

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Muyna, Pundrika, आळू, आटू,

Muyna, Pundrika, आळू, आटू,

Scientific Name : Meyna laxiflora Family : Rubiaceae Common Name : Muyna, Pundrika, आळू, आटू, Description: Syn: Vangueria spinosa. A small or medium size tree with glossy leaves. It is armed with sharp spines. Though the fruits are edible, they are not very tasty; only to be eaten at full maturity. Native to India. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Common Chickweed

Common Chickweed

Scientific Name : Stellaria media Family : Caryophyllaceae Common Name : Common Chickweed Description: A short lived perennial which is used as a leafy vegetable and for feeding poultry birds. Consumed in large quantity can prove toxic. Propagation : Seeds Longevity : Short lived perennial     Image credit: Paramjit...

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