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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Red Amaranth, लाल माठ

Red Amaranth, लाल माठ

Scientific Name : Amaranthus gangeticus Family : Amaranthaceae Common Name : Red Amaranth, लाल माठ Description: An annual plant with red leaves. Though the plant flowers it used mainly as a leafy vegetable. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Desert Hyacinth, Bhui nala (भुईनाला)

Desert Hyacinth, Bhui nala (भुईनाला)

Scientific Name : Cistanche tubulosa Family : Orobanchaceae Common Name : Desert Hyacinth, Bhui nala (भुईनाला) Description: It is a leafless, perennial parasitic plant which is normally found in deserts. As the plant has no chlorophyll it depends upon host plants for its needs of water and nutrients. Only inflorescence of the plant remains above the ground. Seeds are tiny and numerous. Pollination is done mostly...

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