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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Diamond flower, पित्तपापडा, पर्पटक:

Diamond flower, पित्तपापडा, पर्पटक:

Scientific Name : Oldenlandia corymbosa Family : Rubiaceae Common Name : Diamond flower, पित्तपापडा, पर्पटक: Description: It is an annual plant which grows by spreading on ground and can develop aerial roots at the nodes. The plant has medicinal properties. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Office-time flowers

Office-time flowers

Scientific Name : Portulaca umbraticola Family : Portulacaceae Common Name : Office-time flowers Description: A herbaceous plant with multi coloured flowers which bloom almost all year round. Propagation : Seeds, stem cuttings Longevity : Short lived...

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